Yesterday Kerry and I met up with a friend from Kerry's school days to do some serious thrift-store shopping and enjoy lunch together. Currently the restaurant promotion Taste of Burlington is in full swing so we decided to check out one of the participating restaurants. (Participating restaurants offer prix fixe menus to showcase their offerings and draw in customers.)
We chose Paradiso (http://burlington.pa...04/Default.aspx
Focaccia and olive oil made an early appearance
Our guest really wanted to try the prix fixe menu and ordered the Caesar salad
The trout and shrimp on a pea risotto (and dessert but more of that later)
Kerry and I ordered 3 appetizers to share.
Sesame cornmeal crusted calamari with cocktail sauce, garlic aioli and grilled lemon
Antipasto board with a selection of meats from Pingue Prosciutto of Niagara Falls. Capicolla, sopresatta, cacciatore, and Paradiso chorizo with house blended mustard, house made pickles and marinated olives
House pate. Andouille sausage and chicken liver pate with mushroom ketchup and truffle onion jam
At the end of a long and leisurely meal our server brought us each a slim slice of the dessert that was part of our guest's prix fixe meal -- a lovely touch. It was a rich flourless chocolate concoction.