Po Tasting Menu (Review)
Whenever I consider a tasting menu, I love reading others posts, so may as well add to the resource.
We went to Po on the early side Saturday night and on a whim decided to do the tasting menu. I don't eat meat, but I do eat fish, so the waiter said they could accomodate us.
The white bean bruschetta were fantastic as always, and then we were served a salad of microgreens, beets, asiago cheese, and shaved artichoke. Overall good-- the beets and asiago combination was perfect, but I felt like the salad needed a little something else.
Pumpkin tortelloni was our first pasta, but really should have been dessert. they only gave us one giant tortelloni, but it was swimming in butter and sprinkled with brown sugar. It was fantastic, but definitely on the sweet/rich side.
Cavatelli with broccoli and garlic came next, a healthy serving. It was so simple, but so so good with the crispy garlic slivers and fresh broccoli.
Our main was porcini encrusted cod served over borlotti beans (borletti? I can't remember) and kale. I don't like mushrooms usually, but these added more of a crispy, salty texture than a taste and it was really excellent. It was served with a smoky red pepper sauce that was a tad strong, but just a dot of it on the fish was perfect.
the cheese course was talleggio, a sheeps milk cheese, and a very very strong gorgonzola, and dessert was panna cotta and a very very dense chocolate torte type thing. Both were great.
For 50 dollars a person, and 6 courses, it really is a great deal for great food. I'm looking forward to doing it again someday.
I was there recently and had the tagliatelle. it was incredible. the meatball appetizer is wonderful as well. my husband had veal, and it was very good.... but not as good as my tagliatelle. we had the cheescake w/vermont maple syrup for dessert. vey nice! seating is cramped, unless you can score one of the tables in the front.