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TonyO Feb 3, 2007 06:50 PM

Review of Tatse 2/3/07:

Man oh man, it sure is cod on the Burlington waterfront ! This was our first "taste of taste". We ordered a bottle of Visions Cellars, a martini ad and a couple apps, The martini arrived wrong and was removed and repalced and botn apps were excellent. The oysters (Blue Point) were served with cocktail and a zippy shallot sauce. The fried calamai was crisp and wel presented with fried herbs and dippng sauces. Next we ordered a paear and Mancnageo cheese salad along with crab cakes, both were very good. What to do next ? How about the pasta with spicy peanut sauce ? OK, I'm in ! A nice size bowl of linguine style noodles with various vegetables and a nice peanut /chili sauce (although the chicken never made an appearance). The Pinot Noir (by the glass) was served in a proper glass as requested. Service was well executed, timely, and friendly which is a rare combination !

Overall, an 8.5 on a 10 point scale.

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  1. katiepie RE: TonyO Feb 4, 2007 08:26 AM

    Wow! Thanks, Tony... still haven't made it there yet. My husband was suppose to go for a work-related lunch, but it was switched to Smokejacks at the last minute. Has anyone tried their lunch menu?

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      OCatswell RE: katiepie Feb 6, 2007 09:15 AM

      FYI- No lunch at Taste! I wanted to bring my mom last week- No go. They open by reservation for groups of 10 or more the server told me.

    2. TonyO RE: TonyO Feb 4, 2007 08:44 AM

      Hopefully the multitude of typos wasn't too annoying (one too many glasses of wine may have played a role). Overall, a nice place to add to the list in Burlington. The ease of parking is also a big plus !

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        Harp00n RE: TonyO Feb 4, 2007 02:58 PM

        Gee,and I thought you were pounding on your laptop keyboard with frostbitten fingers.
        In a boat, bobbing in the middle of Lake Champlain :-)

        Seriously, nice report Tony.

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          TonyO RE: Harp00n Feb 4, 2007 05:23 PM

          A few more pops and I might have been up to it !

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        Addisonchef RE: TonyO Feb 5, 2007 08:34 AM

        Hi Tony,

        Thanks for the review, sounds great! I ate there just once, summer of 2005, and just always forget about it. Sounds yummy!

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          OCatswell RE: TonyO Feb 8, 2007 12:29 PM

          They have a nice looking and fairly priced Valentine's Day offering. Lots of choices! Wish there was a glass of wine included!

          http://www.tasteofburlington.com/menu...

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            OCatswell RE: TonyO Feb 11, 2007 12:10 PM

            I really enjoy the chocolate dipped fruit they give you with the check- A nice touch!

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              TonyO RE: OCatswell Feb 11, 2007 12:31 PM

              Agree. A nice final touch of class that more restaurants should do instead of those god awful Andes mints !

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              Aliza_M RE: TonyO Feb 13, 2007 08:52 AM

              Thanks to OCatswell for posting the above link. My bf and I are going there for Valentine's dinner...I am looking forward to it enormously!

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                OCatswell RE: TonyO Mar 8, 2007 04:57 AM

                Did you ever make it to Valentine's dinner Aliza M? I did not with the big storm that day- Hoping to go to their wine dinner in early April. The menu on their site looks good!

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