I finally settled on La
I started with the arancini; it was crispy and gooey in all the right places, but for $11, it seems one should get more than 2 rice balls. R did much better in his appetizer selection. He had sautéed oyster mushrooms with arugula and balsamic. It was served in a crispy fontina cheese basket. The mushrooms were meaty, crispy and chewy all at the same time. Absolutely delish.
For entrees, I had a salt encrusted Bronzino. It was a weird dish. The fish itself was good, very moist and flavorful, but it came on a rectangular plate, with the fish on the bottom half. On the top part of the plate, in a row, was: a mound of salt and fennel seeds, a wedge of lemon, a mircogreen and pear salad and a whole head of roasted garlic. It was baffling, as I didn’t think the roasted garlic really went with the fish. The seasoning mound was also weird; I’m used to having the kitchen season my food. My dinner shouldn’t have to come with an instruction manual. R’s duck breast was on the tough side, which is unfortunate as the mushroom and cherry sauce had great flavor.
Dessert was ultimately the reason why I chose La