Tuesday evening, 6:30 Open Table Res., a little tough to find; but WELL worth the effort-we were met by a charming hostess and given 3 options for dining, lounge, restaurant or patio. The lounge was quiet and not as full so we chose to sit by the bar. Had we realized there were heaters on the patio we would have chosen to sit outside. There really are no bad tables in the place. Our server, Corrine was fast, efficient, gave a great presentation of the specials and was genuinely friendly. We ordered a Barolo by the glass, an order of bruschetta while we perused the menu and tried to decide between at least 5 or 6 items that seemed perfect. The Barolo was flat with no life and when we mentioned this to Corrine, she instantly brought the manager over to help us. She replaced the Barolo with an exquisite Chianti Reserve, no questions asked. Refreshing to say the least. We split the pear & walnut salad. The greens were cold, fresh and the dressing was a wonderful, slightly sweet oil & vinegar base. I ordered the Osso Buco and my wife had the Lobster Fettuccini. Her dish was spicier than expected; but delicious and served on a heated plate which kept the pasta warm throughout the dinner. My Osso Buco was the best I have ever had, moist, tender, yet not overcooked and the rosemary risotto was spectacular. Not only was it cooked perfectly; but the rosemary was just hinted at in the background. PERFECT!
I am always disappointed when a chef allows a strong spice to dominate the delicate flavors of any dish and it happens all too often with bell peppers, rosemary and sage. Congratulations to the chef for sensitivity to the nuances of the main ingredient in this very special risotto dish. This is definitely a repeat next time we are in the area.
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