* carpaccio di tonno
raw tuna w/ grapefruit, orange, oven roasted quince and mache
This was the only disappointment of the night. Everything really overpowered the tuna. I ended up scraping everything off of the fish and eating it all separately.
charcuterie (bresola, coppa, prosciutto), itlian cheeses (ribiola, pecorino, aged goat), olives, crostini w/ ricotta, quince jam, marinated vegetables and venison terrine wrapped in lardo
This was awesome. Everything was so good. I was jealous of Joe for getting this.
* cervo con aceto
venison chop w/ agrodolce cipollini onions and smashed chickpeas
Because venison is so lean you have to eat this rare and it was cooked just so. I really enjoyed the sweet-sour chickpeas too (though I wouldn't say they were "smashed").
rib eye steak w/ arugula, brussels sprouts, onion marmalade and toasted bread
My steak was cooked to a perfect rare and was seasoned with the same chunky salt that I remember from Tuscany. A great piece of meat that I sadly couldn't finish.
* polenta fritta
Uber-crisp on the outside and nice and creamy in the middle.
chocolate and hazelnut(?) mousse on top of a salted chocolate shortbread (still warm) served with olive oil gelato.
I love salty-sweet things so this was perfect to me. The gelato wasn't as mind-blowing as the olive oil gelato I had at Otto, but countered the sweetness of the mousse nicely.
Joe went for the classic tiramisu. He was still raving about how creamy and luscious it was the next morning so it was obviously good.
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