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"Not Sfogliatelle" at Strip-t's

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newhound Jan 8, 2013 02:42 AM

Don't get me wrong-- I'm a huge Strip-t's fan. But what's up with that dessert?

  1. Bob Dobalina Jan 8, 2013 03:38 AM

    What are you talking about?

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      newhound Jan 8, 2013 04:11 AM

      We had it this past weekend. It's kind of a deconstructed sfogliatelle but the wonton/tortilla chips were greasy, the pinenut ricotta was more like bland spackle, and the green mousse had very little flavor. The lemon curd was excellent. It just didn't make any sense. The rest of the meal, as usual, was fantastic.

      1. re: newhound
        Bob Dobalina Jan 8, 2013 05:35 AM

        Thanks for clarifying. As a sfogliatelle fan, it sounds like a cool idea. Was the green mousse supposed to be a stand-in for citrons? Kind of encouraged that Strip T's "failures" still sound more interesting than anything else out there.

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      chrisdapos Jan 8, 2013 08:08 AM

      Not the experience I had late in December. I thought each component was super flavorful (on par with everything else there) and together with the concentrated chili paste, I thought the dish was quite well rounded. The chips were slightly greasy, but not offensively so.

       
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        Klunco Jan 8, 2013 08:56 AM

        Personally, the more I've gone to Strip-T's, the more I've found the fry-jobs to be their achilles heel which is unfortunate given the fact that 75% of their menu seems to have some fried element in it.

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          kimfair1 Jan 8, 2013 10:43 AM

          I too was very underwhelmed by this dessert, especially the green mousse. I'm a huge fan of sfogliatelle, and certainly didn't expect a traditional one at Strip T's, but won't be getting it again. The "forest sushi", though was one of the best things I ate last year, though.

          1. re: kimfair1
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            newhound Jan 8, 2013 11:33 AM

            Agreed on the forest sushi. Straight out of Portlandia, in a delicious and original way.

          2. re: Klunco
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            Jenny Ondioline Jan 8, 2013 12:15 PM

            Indeed. My first meal there was severely hampered by an offensively bad order of french fries.

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              Gabatta Jan 8, 2013 01:05 PM

              Hmmm, I had a bad batch of fried chicken on a recent visit (overdone and dry). The kitschy claw on presentation isn't so charming when most of the plate the plate goes uneaten. We chalked it up to an off day, split my dc's lamb sandwich and left happy.

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                johndory Jan 8, 2013 04:21 PM

                For what it's worth, I had perfectly fried chicken in late December.

          3. MC Slim JB Jan 8, 2013 02:55 PM

            I don't often eat desserts at Strip-T's. I will say I preferred the original square buttermilk cake donut with pickled pineapple and carrot chai foam to a more recent yeast brioche donut with blueberry pastry cream and lemon icing. The goat milk panna cotta with frozen strawberries and coconut cake was amazing, though.

            Isn't it about time for them to bring back Gulf o' Maine shrimp?

            http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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              newhound Jan 8, 2013 03:24 PM

              Alongside the not-sfogliatelle, we also had the apple cider donut with shaved cheddar, etc. It was truly spectacular-- more so than I thought any doughnut could be.

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