Edward’s Restaurant Review #2
Thanks for joining us again as we here at the Kitchen step out into the evening to taste what New York, New York has to offer on another edition of Edward’s Restaurant Review. Tonight our tastebuds take us out to a little hole-in-the-wall called Romans, a unique restaurant known for its bar, atmosphere, fresh bread and menu.
Romans is located in the heart of Brooklyn.
There were several things I noticed upon entering this classy, vintage style establishment. The candlelight, the atmosphere, and the smell of oil and fresh crack pepper in the air. I was seated without any problems. I sat at the bar—new experience for me. The waiter was a genius. It was weird at first I thought he was a foreign American based soley on his language but he spoke English, he was just well taught in kitchen and foodie terminology and had come at me with the specials without introducing himself. I was brought a butt of a homemade sour dough loaf as i perused their eclectic menu. A delicious way to start the evening. no butter.
Alright, let’s eat!
Crostino of Beans and Little Neck Clams
Wow! What a dish. This dish contains a bread base, one slice of it that is toasted, fried, and then spiked with an aged garlic. It is then adorned with sauce, smokey flavored beans, and little neck clams. One spoonful and I was hooked! I’ll admit that I’d never had considered clams alongside something as rudimentary as bean dip but this odd combination comes thru in the end in a BIG way. The price tag of 12 dollars will, however, produce double-take’s considering the proportioning. The green stuff on top is cooked parsely. Onto the main course!
Agnolotti with Pork Ragu
Basically just bite sized ravioli. Resembled wet cheez its but did not taste like them/a delicious meal! These flavors were to die for. An indescribable meal. The insides of the noodles tasted like a very tender but sweet meat: a maple syrup but sugary sweetness to this beef. A bit hard to describe if I am being serrious with myself/not overly chewy. While eating, I was reminded of when they would pour sugar into meats on the old Oregon trail to preserve their food for their long stay on that western bound trail. Absolutely delicious! Strange cost of 16 dollars to proportioning better suitable to an appetizer for one.
Ziti with Leeks, Artichokes and Parmigianno
I *loved* this dish. A completely disferent flavor than my main course (above). I only got a few bites, it was delicious—A delicate balance—the consistency reminded me of aspic. A light and mushy pesto taste. Mmm!, just thinking about it! It also seemed like an easy dish to make at home. Bigger proportions than mine. Finalizing this I thought that I could indulge myself in a little dessert.
Orange Crème & Chocolate Sorbet
Tastes like crap. An untimley end to an otherwise perfectlty tastey meal. Orangesickle one was too sweet like eating Equal. The chocolate one tasted like someone played an April Fool practical prop joke gag and unscrewed a salt shaker over of someone’s watery chocolate. I’ll pass.
I settled up.
Great food! The price is not right.
SOUNDTRACK FOR EVENING (courtesy of Shazam:)
Nina Simone - “Sinnerman”
Thom Yorke - “Eraser”
Primus - “Professor Nutbutter’s House Of Treats”
Ours - “Sometimes”
VAST - “Touched”
Peaches - “I’m The Kinda”
Vivaldi - “The Four Seasons”
Andrea Bocelli - “Con Te Partiro (Time To Say Goodbye)”
OVERALL SCORE: 7.5/10
See you next time on the Review!