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Bolognese sauce

Barbarella Feb 18, 2010 09:08 AM

My DH absolutely loves Bolognese sauce. So far we are unable to find a really good offering out there . Where is your fav spot to order this in a resto? Something in the Belmar area would be good but can do Ocean County too..

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    LarryLg Sep 16, 2010 05:38 AM

    The best Bolognese I've had in a long time was at Ama in Atlantic Highlands. It was a special, so if you decide to try it, call first to see if it's being offered. If not I urge you to try the restaurant anyway!

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      Snorkelvik Feb 27, 2010 06:10 PM

      Believe it or not, the Windansea in Atlantic Highlands makes an excellent bolognese sauce. I love seafood, my bf ordered what he felt like (bolognese) and I kept stealing bites all nite. He orders it every time we go there for my steamers fix.

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      1. re: Snorkelvik
        Eric in NJ Feb 28, 2010 04:26 AM

        Wind and Sea is in Highlands not Atl Highlands.

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          shopgirl Sep 15, 2010 03:58 PM

          With all due respect Eric, you are correct, but Snorkelvik did spell the name correctly. It is Windansea, and not Wind and Sea. ;-)
          We're going there soon...I might just have to try that bolognese, Snorkelvik! BTW, do you snorkel?

          56 Shrewsbury Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732

      2. AC Captain Feb 22, 2010 10:49 PM

        If you have not been to Stella Marina definetly give their bolognese a try. In my opinion it's their best pasta option. They serve theirs with fresh pappardelle and a dollop of marscapone. The marscapone starts to melt into the pasta as you eat it giving it a certain creaminess I think your DH is looking for.

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          Barbarella Feb 23, 2010 09:39 AM

          Thanks for the info A C Captain. I have that resto on my "check out" list and will have him get that when we do go there.

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            giant99 Feb 23, 2010 10:05 AM

            Trader Joe's sells a great jarred bolognese sauce. Better then you might expect..

        2. Angelina Feb 22, 2010 09:35 AM

          Since I love this place for lunch, I am sure the bolognese must be good as well.



          I know it is Shrewsbury, but I thought I would throw it into your mix!

          1. JerzeyShore Feb 21, 2010 03:36 PM

            Generally I'm not a big fan of Bolognese sauce but decided to try it at I Cavillini in Colts Neck a few years ago. We do not frequent this restaurant very often but when we do it is now my only choice for a main course - it is simply that good.

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              Mr. Bingley Feb 19, 2010 09:47 AM

              It's Monmouth county but Basil T's in Red Bank makes a fantastic bolognese.

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                scrappyone Feb 19, 2010 09:51 AM

                I also like Basil T's bolognese sauce a great deal. During March they are rolling back prices to what they were 24 years ago, so that may be a good time to drop in and try it. Check the website but I believe its a Mon-Thursday offer.

              2. ttoommyy Feb 18, 2010 10:19 AM

                This is pretty subjective and depends on what your husband considers his touchstone of Bolognese sauce. One person's Bolognese is another person's marinara sauce with ground beef thrown in. Are we talking a true Bolognese like you would be served in the Bologna, Italy and the surrounding Emilia-Romagna region? If so, I've yet to tast one of equal quality here in the US. I'm curious to see what kind of responses you get Barbarella. Good post!

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                  Barbarella Feb 19, 2010 10:43 AM

                  Definately not the marinara with just beef thrown in. I am not sure exactly what the one that is served in Bologna is like. He seems to like it with sausage and a bit of cream in it.

                  1. re: Barbarella
                    ttoommyy Feb 20, 2010 04:51 AM

                    That's not a true Bolognese sauce. But it's what he likes and that's what counts. Can't help you out with a restaurant, becasue I've never had a Bolognese with sausage and cream.

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