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Menu at Del Posto during restaurant week???

bosun Jan 17, 2008 05:00 PM

Has anyone heard what the menu will be? I have a res for february 1st, and I am sure I will love the choices, but I was hoping that I would have a chance to think about them before going. I looked on their site and they had not yet posted a menu. Maybe they won't even post one???

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    kobetobiko Jan 17, 2008 05:09 PM

    Hi bosun,

    I haven't been to Del Posto during RW (have only been there quite a few times for dinners). However, I have heard that their RW was some variation / selection from the enoteca menu, and the serving sizes were much smaller. I can't attest to the truth, so may be other hounds can chime in.

    But I do think they will be offering 4 courses (rather than 3 as for most RW restaurants) to follow the original enoteca menu. So it should include antipasti, primi, secondi, and dolce.

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    1. re: kobetobiko
      bosun Jan 17, 2008 08:52 PM

      Thanks! I was figuring it might be 4 courses instead of 3, and I am sure it will be wonderful. My father is going with me and he has eaten there before, so it will be interesting to see what he thinks of the RW menu.

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      blondiebrownie Jan 24, 2008 07:01 PM

      I'm going for lunch tomorrow. This will be my first time ever going there, so I'm sort of excited, but nervous it won't be so great (read many mixed reviews). I'll to remember to report back during the weekend.

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        blondiebrownie Jan 26, 2008 11:50 AM

        Reporting back. The menu appears to be the same as previous RWs. 3 courses, 3 choices each with a complimentary blood orange bellini. I had the chicory & arugula salad, the pasta bolognese, and the yogurt cheesecake with coconut gelato. The salad wasn't anything to write home about; not bad, but not spectacular. The pasta was good, I'd have it again. The cheesecake though was delicious! I'd go back just for that.
        My friend had the white bean soup, pork loin, and the chocolate crostata. The soup had olive oil all over the top which made it look a little unappetizing; the pork was delicious and moist, but the dessert was the best part of her meal too. I have to say that the service was wonderful. Everyone was very nice and attentive which is a big plus for me.

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        1. re: blondiebrownie
          bosun Jan 26, 2008 03:33 PM

          Thanks! I am looking forward to my first trip too. I am pumped to try the cheesecake.

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            Lucia Jan 26, 2008 05:56 PM

            I haven't had the cheesecake, but I agree that desserts at Del Posto are great. Wanted to post that pastry chef Nicole Kaplan recently announced that she'll be leaving Del Posto. I'm not sure when the departure date is (or if it's happened), or whether it will affect dessert quality at all.

          2. re: blondiebrownie
            DaveCook Jan 29, 2008 08:54 PM

            I liked the olive oil on the pasta fagioli; the spinach garganelli with Bolognese sauce was good, too, I agree. And I really enjoyed my dessert, the semifreddo di torrone with Sicilian pistachio, blood orange, and moscato di asti meringue. Though it's not a fourth course, with the bread basket you get both a dollop of sweet Lombardy butter and another of the housemade lardo.

            Photos: http://www.eatingintranslation.com/20...

            And yes, great service. I'd go back in a shot.

            1. re: blondiebrownie
              esyle Jan 30, 2008 06:28 AM

              I thought the pork looked incredibly unappetizing. Like a big slab of fish cut on the bias. My veg friends got the pasta w/a tomato sauce that they said was pretty boring. I thoroughly enjoyed the bolognese though. And was I the only one who was handed a little box (on my way to the ladies room)? When I opened it up 2 days later I found the most incredible chocolate truffles. Amazing! Yes, the cheesecake was delicious, as was the chocolate "turtle'. The semi freddo was interesting, glad it wasn't my choice.

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              bastet212 Jan 31, 2008 01:02 PM

              I went yesterday for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed my meal. Like other reviewers, i had the pasta fagiole, followed by the garganelle bolognese and the chocolate "turtle" dessert. I found the pasta fagiole simple and perfect- the olive oil added brightness. The bolognese was simple as well ( obviously)- however the handmade pasta was delicious and perfectly cooked and the meat sauce was extremely flavorful. The dessert was out of this world. I hesitate to order the chocolate option at RW meals as theyre almost ALWAYS mlten chocolate cakes... but this was incredible. I agree wth the other poster that mentioned the bread and lardo- not a 4th course, but it certainly enhanced the experience. Overall, this was a very very good RW lunch, and i would definitely go back.

              Oh, a note on he pork.... I didnt have it but I did try some of my friends'... it was delicious- perfectly seasoned, heavy on the rosemary, and juicy as can be. Im a pork lover, and i thought it looked very appealing :)

              The service was also fantastic.

              the ONLY complaint ( and i am strrreeeetttching it here) would be that the plates ( especially the pasta plates) looked a little barren....

              1. bosun Feb 5, 2008 10:37 AM

                So I had my lunch. I have to say that while I enjoyed the food, it was not one of the best meals I've ever had. I might have walked away with a different impression had I not gone for RW. The meat plate seemed like it had been prepped hours ago and left to sit, the soup was delicious, and the olive oil was a wonderful touch. My father got the garganelli, which I think was the best dish, other then the cheesecake. The pasta was fresh and perfectly cooked and the bolognese was well prepared, though not out of this world. I have to agree with other posters that the way the pork was cut was a bit off putting. It was perfectly cooked, but the combination of the odd slab and the large plate/bowl made it awkward to cut. The cheesecake was fantastic!! Creamy, tangy, with flavors of citrus and some coconut - the little square of white chocolate was also a nice touch.
                All in all I enjoyed the decor most of all, and will have to go back for a 2nd try.

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