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ibsulon Jun 7, 2008 12:14 AM

I've had two relatively good experiences here. I believe the key is to skip the entrees and stick to the rest of the menu, treating it more as a tapas experience.

As of two weeks ago, however (yes, I'm slow) they had the best cheesecake I think I've experienced. Made with goat cheese, it was savory and tangy and just about perfect.

Their tandoori lamb is to be avoided, though - not because it's bad, but because it's boring for the price. Head over to Alibaba for the flavor profile done much better.

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  1. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester RE: ibsulon Jun 7, 2008 02:39 AM

    To help everyone else out, I'm guessing you're talking about a place down in Tucson?

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    Vintabla
    2890 E Skyline Dr, Tucson, AZ

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      Claudette RE: ibsulon Jun 7, 2008 11:23 PM

      I'm also assuming you're talking about Tucson: Primo has a wonderful goat cheesecake, too - if you try it, I'd love to hear your comparative review.

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        Booklegger451 RE: Claudette Jun 9, 2008 02:28 PM

        Yep, this is a Tucson place. It gets pretty universally panned, and then every now and then seems to manage a really good experience for someone. For my money, I'll stick with Feast or 58 Degrees & Holding Company.

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          mscherzberg RE: Booklegger451 Jun 26, 2008 12:18 AM

          I've been 3 times and had 3 good experiences so far. I think the above advice to skip entrees and treat it more like a tapas restaurant makes sense. I like to go a bit overboard when I dine and my fiance and I usually order several more courses than we plan on finishing so we can see what restaurants do well and what they do not-so-well. I must say their duck confit and cherry pizza is one of my favorite things I've ever eaten. My advice is to go for the wine and have something to eat between tastes or glasses of wine.

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