Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Restaurant Reviews

Well it was my bday yesterday (yay happy bday to me! goodbye mid 20s... hello late 20s!) so I havent really cooked since... well... thursday. Friday we went to Mortons in Hartford www.mortons.com OMG so fabulous. Best steak ever in my life! I had the lobster bisque, double cut filet with bearnaise sauce, some balsamic grilled asparagus, wild mushrooms and broc, and lava cake. All of it was fab. Alos tasted some: crab cakes, tuna tartar, bacon wrapped scallops, and NY strip. Honestly, you cant go wrong here! MmmmMmMMMMmmm. OH and one of the highlights - we were celebrating my bday and my younger brothers, and our waiter sang happy bday to us... in Italian... gorgeous voice!

Sunday we just did take out at our local Indian place, New India in Simsbury. They have GREAT Indian here, very authentic (or so I am told... I have never been to India to compare!)

Last night ryan took me out to dinner and we went to a brand new restaurant in Simsbury (where the sorely missed Finnegans used to be) called Amelia's American Bistro. They are not online yet - have only been open 2 weeks - but oh. my. gosh. SO good. Such an interesting menu, with unique sauces and combinations. I was very tempted by the homemade mac n cheese with duck confit! How interesting does THAT sound!? What we did get was: shared a plate of the Gnocchi appetizer. I am normally not a big gnocchi fan but the veggies were the main attraction for this dish. It had: local corn and tomatos, wild mushrooms, lobster, plus other veggies. WOW. So fab! I had the halibut for dinner, cooked in parchemtn with a veggie and lobster friccasse. Ryan had the open faced surf n turf - french toast briche topped with sirloin and lobster with a bearnaise sauce. MMM! For dessert I had a banana bread pudding with a berry reduction, vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream. Ryan had a berry trifle. HIGHLY recommended!

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