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    cec1 is offline
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    Gourmet Festival - Le Serenos Al Mare Ristorante

    . . . a bravura performance on a perfect evening!

    I only was able to get the 9 PM seating, but it worked out beautifully nothing was rushed, & the dining room almost smiled with its very satisfied complement of local & visiting guests. At dinners conclusion, moreover, I was briefly joined by the restaurants visiting chef & a mutual friend. (The hotels chef already had gone home.)

    As I wrote about my similarly magnificent Festival at LEsprit, images of the evenings food & drink speak for themselves.

    Following a properly chilled & served vodka gimlet
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    . . . the first course was red tuna, with mezcal aguachile, lime, & cilantro
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    . . . which was served with a glass of
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    Second course . . . Spaghetti with pistachio & marinated radish bits (the restaurants staff recalled my GF & DF limitations & very kindly passed this info to the chefs, who accommodated)
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    My evening wine of choice was an extraordinary Brunello di Montalcino, Pieve Santa Restituta 2012 . . . truly one of the top wines Ive ever tasted!
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    Following was a course of pizzaiola style cod . . . tender & flaky, seemingly very fresh
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    . . . and a tour de force crispy chicken brioche with caviar and seaweed
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    Winding down to a final offering before dessert, there were sugar coated jellied candies (pt de fruits)
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    . . . with a dessert of Mandarin & raspberry compotes, thoughtfully topped with merengue, in lieu of ice cream.
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    A stunning evening.
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    JEK is offline
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    Re: Gourmet Festival - Le Serenos Al Mare Ristorante

    Wonderful meal! I love the little clothespin holding the lime! And I love Gaja wines too!
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    Re: Gourmet Festival - Le Serenos Al Mare Ristorante

    Oh my...another winner dinner. Dennis your coverage of the gourmet meals this year will lead to overcrowding next year. Wonderful. A grateful forum follower.
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    Re: Gourmet Festival - Le Serenos Al Mare Ristorante

    Holy cow, Dennis.

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    Re: Gourmet Festival - Le Serenos Al Mare Ristorante

    molto bene !
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    GMP62 is offline
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    Re: Gourmet Festival - Le Serenos Al Mare Ristorante

    In a word, sublime! Thanks so much for taking us along on your tremendous Gourmet festival dining journeys. Photography very well done, too, Dennis!

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    Cwater is offline
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    Re: Gourmet Festival - Le Serenos Al Mare Ristorante

    As Cheryl & I are sitting down to leftovers from Gnocchis off 10 st & Ave B, I am so jealous! Thanks for sharing. The food last night was amazing however does not compare to my happy place.

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    GramChop is offline
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    Re: Gourmet Festival - Le Serenos Al Mare Ristorante

    Bravo, my foodie friend. You captured, and described, perfectly the wonderful evening you had.
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