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Mar 6, 2010 12:55 PM

Persimmon in Bristol, RI

I haven't heard much on this board of late regarding Persimmon in Bristol and just wanted to share a recent experience there. This place is just stellar and ranks with Chez Pascal for RI's absolute best, in my opinion. Started with a shared tapas-sized plate of house made gnocchi with sage and goat sausage-- I loved this, DH found the sage a bit overpowering. DH had a gulf shrimp risotto app. Great texture, lovely sweet shrimp. I had the house made cheese agnolotti with bacon for my app. Totally amazing. The cheese was very intensely flavored, maybe a bit on the salty side but not unpleasantly so. My entree, the roasted lamb saddle, was the highlight for me. Such a great preparation for an underutilized cut. DH had the sous vide chicken and loved it but I didn't try it as I was too engrossed in my own dish. I can't say enough good things about this place. I know Rhode Islander's consider anything over a mile away to be a long haul but this is so worth the trip.

31 State St Ofc 1, Bristol, RI 02809

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    1. re: chefjohn

      weve gone a couple of times a year and its always great.the ever-changing menu always awesome with whatever is at its peak,fish,meat,vegetables,seafood,etc..great drinks too,and a really nice cheese plate also.amazing desserts too,last time we had an awesome chocolate layer mousse,how do they get that layer of dark chocolate so thin,its seriously paper thin,crazy in a beautiful way...

    2. I'm planning on dining at Perssimmon in a few weeks. I was just wondering how much the wine pairing with the chef's tasting menu will set me back.

      1. My wife and I had dinner at Persimmon just last night. The meal and staff were absolutely outstanding in every detail. Everything was top quality. Even the butter served with the bread was special. My wife had for her courses the foie gras appetizer, rib eye entree and coconut sorbet for dessert. I had smoked salmon to start, crispy-skinned duck then the peach clafoutis dessert. My appetizer in particular was a beautifully composed dish. On my peach dessert was a tiny garnish of anise leaves, a very thoughtful addition that really made the dish pop. We loved everything we ate.

        1. Apparently Persimmon is opening a butcher shop in Barrington (in the Bank Newport Plaza). Finally! A real butcher shop in Rhode Island!