Larry and I were on the quest for someplace new to eat and decided to try and drive around Clifton. La Poste is on my list but we weren't dressed for it - so we ended up at...
|House Salad -|
Romaine lettuce, onions, tomatoes, black and green olives with our Lemon Garlic House dressing.
I got a house salad with my meal - it was interesting - not my favorite by any means (I mean duh - I would have had to have ranch for that). I went with the house dressing because well - I wanted to see what the House would make! It was very lemony. I liked the olives on the salad. All in all - fine.
(house specialty) -
Creamed tomatoes, fresh basil, and a touch cream.
Larry got the Tomato Basil soup - this was REALLY good. He let me have a bit - which turned into 5 or 10. Definitely would get this again - yummy yum yum! Creamy, tomatoey, basil-rrific! It smelled like the plant on my front step. (basil - duh)
The risotto was so good. I really haven't had good luck with risotto. The first time I had it was probably 15 years ago at a friend's house. It was super cheesy and I fell in love with it. But every time since then has been a major let down. This was finally on par. There was a ton of cheese but then also nice bites of spinach, carrots and nuts of some kind (walnuts?). The other thing is - the portion size would have fed a football team. We both ate a decent amount but didn't even put a dent in it! I think a smaller portion would have been fine. It's such a rich dish that after a while - it's almost too much to keep going.
|Sauteed chicken breast in a white wine butter sauce, with garlic, mushrooms, green onions and capers served over a bed of our homemade fettuccini.|
I got the Chicken Scaloppini. The server thought I said Chicken Alfredo and brought that to me first. I sort of wish I'd kept the Alfredo. We had even chatted about the Scaloppini - she remembered and admitted her mistake and brought me out the correct dish in a short time.
This dish was fine. The chicken was pounded thin and juicy - the butter sauce was buttery and there were ample veggies on top of homemade pasta. That said - there wasn't any zing to the dish. And maybe there isn't meant to be. I liked it - I just didn't love it. And I kept thinking about the ginormous plate of Alfredo I turned away. #dammit
Why Should You Go? Well the portion sizes are huge. College kids - take note. Eat there and you'll have yummy leftovers for days!!! Plus you'll get a show with the chef! I liked it. It is very old school but that has a certain charm to me. Because of how much I liked Larry's meal (always happens that way) I'd like to go back and give it another shot.
Have you been? What's good?