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Dec 12, 2007 03:24 PM

MARIO'S PLACE, Riverside (across from Mission Inn

Tasting Menu last Mon night:

Ahi Sashimi w/yuzu soy - garlic citronette & micro greens

Main Lobster Ravioli w/ginger sauce & coriander

New Zealand Snapper w/ Saffron-anise sauce, fennel & bell pepper sauce

Sauteed Langoustines w/ Miatake Mushrooms & 15 yr Balsamico

Seared Maine Scallop w/ basmati rice & romesco

Porcini Crusted Swordfish w/ borlotti beans

Beef Short Rib braised for 6 hrs over soft truffled polenta

Juniper Berry infused Venison Saddle w/ cassis-red wine sauce

Cheese Course: Ubraico de Pieve, Pata Cabra, Pie d' Angloys

Dessert Trilogy : Valrhona Pot de Creme, Chilled

Everything was well prepared and so good we will be returning next week.

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  1. how much was it? Is it only on Mondays?

    I live about 1.5 hours from riverside in traffic (I.e. the beach), and I doubt I would go just to eat a menu that I could get at the ritz in pasadena, or elsewhere.

    3 Replies
    1. re: jlrobe

      Under $100- pp. We drove from OC. The TM menu was created by calling in advance and isn't on the reg Menu.

      1. re: russkar

        Mario's Place
        3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501

        1. re: russkar

          Wow! Thank you for this. It never occurred to me to request a tasting menu. I return to Riverside to visit old family friends about two or three times a year and am always hard-pressed to find good restaurants there. My only complaint about Mario’s is that civilized dinner conversation can be quite difficult because of the din.