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Aug 17, 2006 05:03 PM

Saratoga splurge

Has anyone been to any of the upper scale places down there lately, Plumed Horse for one. I'd hate to go down there, spend a lot of money on our anniversary, and be let down.

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  1. I got invited to a birthday dinner at Sent Sovi last week. I was a bit hesitant since I hadn't heard much about this place since Kinch left a few years back. We had the tasting menu ($65) plus foie gras ($8 or $10 supplement). I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't the best tasting menu that I've had, but definitely above average. Some of the stand out items were the honeydew/mint gaspacho with prawns, prickly pear cactus sorbet (palatte cleanser), and the lamb chops. The foie gras dish had great flavor, but I was a bit disappointed with the quality of the foie gras itself. It was a lesser grade than what you would get at Danko, for example.

    Overall all, it was a good meal. If someone suggested it again, I'd accept the invitation.

    1. Sent Sovi is a good choice if you're restrained to only Saratoga.

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      1. re: Cary

        no geographical limitations

      2. What about Manresa, if you can go beyond Saratoga?