Instead of the traditional Supper Club format, we decided to do something different last week: Bob, Katie, Monika and I went out to dinner at The Crossing for their pre-fixe menu and it was FANTASTIC!!!! For only $25/person, you get four courses plus bread and this blue cheese soufflé that was so frickin’ good (only one serving of it, if you want more, they charge you $3). Now, I’ll only be describing the dishes that I chose but if would like to know what the others had, you can ask them.
First Course: Romaine salad with gorgonzola, candied walnuts & pears. You cannot go wrong with gorgonzola and candied walnuts. I really liked this salad, it had a creamy dressing to it, similar to a Caesar dressing.
Second Course: Farfalle pasta with proscuitto and peas. Bow-tie pasta in a white sauce. Very yummy and simple.
Third Course: Roasted tilapia with warm spinach and wild mushroom wine sauce. Okay, so Monika tried a bit of my dish and actually liked it (she hates seafood). This was such a great dish, the fish was very mild and the sauce was delicious. I even ate the mushrooms, it was that good.
Dessert: Chocolate torte with vanilla ice cream. It was melt-in-your-mouth wonderful. From looking at the torte you would have thought it was like a piece of cake but when you cut into it, it was warm and gooey on the inside. I do have to say it was very sweet, so thankfully, they only gave you a small portion.
I was very pleased with the dinner and I highly recommend it to anyone, especially the Tasting menu. It’s a great way to try a bit of everything and you get quite a bit of food for $25. And for the wine lovers, definitely get the Wine Flight (that’s an extra $15, but you get a glass of wine matched perfectly to each of the first three courses). But just a warning, do not order a cappuccino with amaretto, it comes out to $12.50, a mighty price for not a lot of drink (Monika has learned her lesson). I have to say, though, we were probably the youngest ones in the restaurant and probably had the least amount to spend on such an extravagant meal, but the experience and food were worth it.