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Monday, July 26, 2010
Grilled Caesar Salad, Halibut with Shaved BlackTruffles & Additional Foodie Marvels
We always have the grandest time at Boca, and last Saturday was no exception. First, a cocktail at the bar -- from their short but intriguing list of house cocktails -- and then we settled in the dining room. The restaurant offers only fixed-price meals -- either two or three courses, plus dessert. Hubby did three, I did two, which ended up meaning he got a plate of pasta with white clam sauce and I did not. One of the holdovers from the old menu is the Caesar salad, made special because of the grilled romaine and a slice of delicious grilled bread. I asked for light dressing but still got too much, and only ate about half the salad. (I really dislike lettuce drowned in sauce.) He had a very nice raw-tuna salad -- next time, I'd order it instead. (Second photo) He also opted for the halibut cooked sous vide -- the latest in trendy preparations -- with shaved truffles on top. Something carnivorous came over me and I ordered a steak, yummy of course but quite a heavy dish with its sauces. With wines to accompany most dishes, it added up to a fine evening, although a pricey one, as expected. We don't go that often, so we can justify the cost-- plus, it was his birthday. The staff treats you very well at Boca, making it our favorite Cincinnati night of fine dining.
My day job is college professor -- of mass communication and journalism, at the University of Cincinnati. I've probably got a few more years to go, and it's a good gig. Love to travel, cook, dine out, and work out.