Sunday, 13 July 2008

12.07.08: Out to Mildred's

After schlepping thru the end of the summer sales, We met up with temporary transplant Joe before his departure back to the States for good food and good times at the cosiest place in Soho: Mildred's. Sharing was definitely on the menu: chargrilled artichoke crostini with lemon aioli, plus a warm butternut squash and blue cheese filo tart started off our gourmet veggie adventure.

He and Joe were burrito brothers, each tucking into a generous wrap of re-fried beans, corn and red pepper topped with tomato lime salsa, guacamole, smoked cheddar and sour cream - served with leaf salad, of course...
...while She savoured the sunblushed tomato and buffalo mozzarella risotto cakes served with wilted spinach, green beans and grape mustard cream sauce.

HE SAYS: After last nights gruel this meal put the world right once again. The appetizers were tasty, not overpowering in seasoning but delicate in a good way. The burrito was hefty, saucy and packed with creamy good stuff. A good night out I thinks.

SHE SAYS: It was hard to keep the fork from travelling over to the starter plates - the artichoke and aioli were esp moreish, the salad leaves flimsy (but fresh!) excuses for mopping up mayo. The maple-roasted squash mooshed up nicely with the tangy blue cheese, not to be sneered at any day. But my main was the star, creamy and crispy, with hints of healthfulness from the sprouts on top and the perfectly steamed green bnz, not to mention the silky flags of spinach. The sauce was not overly piquant, and the risotto had plenty of hearty tomato kick. Happy sigh.

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