Wednesday, September 29, 2010

9/25/10-Bellini's, South Windsor, CT

Took a drive up to meet Dave and Colleen for dinner. This place has a very classy yet casual feel, perfect for the 4 of us to catch up over a nice meal. To start our evening off right, Col ordered a glass of moscato, I had a glass of pinot grigio and Tom had a blue moon. Dave and Col had spent the day at the Big E so they weren't very hungry, so they stuck with lighter meals; Dave had the Di Casa salad with grilled chicken--while he may have enjoyed it, we all found it quite strange that it came already dressed with italian dressing, yet he was not asked what kind of dressing he wanted, nor did the menu state that the salad came pre-dressed. That was kind of a negative point, especially because it was over dressed and Dave does not care for that (not sure if this was a mistake of our waitress or if the menu neglected to state it came with dressing.) Colleen had the "stack" of eggplant cutlets, roasted tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella--very nicely presented, good portion size and Col said it was very tasty. Tom had the supper club: Sausage and Lentil soup and mozzarella garlic bread to start, Cioppino--which was chock full of seafood, all perfectly done, along with a mini chocolate mousse in a homemade chocolate cup; he really felt that everything he had was very good and that was evident by the cleaned plates! For myself, I had the supper club as well: Chicken Florentine soup, Veal Rollatini with a white chocolate cupcake for dessert; my soup was creamy, filled with spinach, mushrooms and chicken (Tom and Col liked it as well!), the veal was incredibly tightly rolled, yet very delicious, with a sauce filled with mushrooms. The cupcake was the big letdown for me--I ordered white chocolate and I guess that was just the icing, which didn't have that defined white chocolate taste for me. The cake was chocolate and dry, so overall, not what I had hoped for.

In all, great time catching up with friends--we closed the restaurant down!

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