August 8, 2011 by Nina
Julian and I went out for a date night (which means we treat ourselves to an expensive restaurant) and decided to try this tapas restaurant. We went a little crazy and ordered way too much food. We ordered six tapas, in order from best to worst: Herbed Goat Cheese and Mushrooms in Balsamic Reduction, Chorizo with Sweet and Sour Figs in Balsamic-Sherry Glaze, Potato Tortilla with Chive Crème Fraiche, Papas Bravas in Spicy Tomato Sauce and Herb Aioli, Jicama-Cucumber Salad with Lime, Cayenne, and Sea Salt, and Spinach-Chickpea Casserole with Cumin & Garlic Confit. We also ordered the “Charcuteria,” which is a cheese and/or meat platter with: Idiazabal (Raw Sheep’s Milk, Hard, from the Basque Country) and San Simon (Birchwood Smoked Cow’s Milk, from Galicia) and the Jamon Serrano (Dry-cured Spanish Ham). It was a wonderful feast, but only go here if you’re looking to spend a lot!
155 Temple St
New Haven, CT 06510
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December 29, 2010 by Nina
Julian and I went to Gigi’s yesterday and ordered the parmesan fries and cheese plate as appetizers and the BARBINA salad (Organic Baby Greens, Roasted Beets, Butternut Squash, Mushrooms, Coach Farm Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts and Gigi Sherry-Shallot Vinaigrette) and ANGOLOTTI (Butternut Squash and Mascarpone Filled Ravioli, Parmesan, and Crumbled Amaretti). The fries were warm and crunchy, but with less parmesan than they usually come with and the cheese plate came on a wooden cutting board with grapes, apple butter, and almonds. Though it would have been nice if each cheese came with a label. The butternut squash ravioli was heavenly and the salad was nicely prepared with an added touch of walnuts that was diced into small pieces. I don’t much care for beets, but they were easy to avoid. The dressing was also quite light and delicious. We really enjoyed ourselves.
Note: the BIANCA skizza (Coach Farm Goat Cheese, Mozzarella, Gigi Fig Jam preserve, Pear, Arugula and White Truffle Oil) is also a unique pizza that is a must try!
6422 Montgomery St
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Category Italian Cuisine/Pasta, NY, Rhinebeck | Tags: and Crumbled Amaretti,ANGOLOTTI,BARBINA,Butternut Squash,Butternut Squash and Mascarpone Filled Ravioli,Cheese plate,Coach Farm Goat Cheese,delicious,Gigi's,Mushrooms,Organic Baby Greens,Parmesan,parmesean fries,pasta,ravioli,Rhinebeck,Roasted Beets,salad,Skizza,Toasted Walnuts and Gigi Sherry-Shallot Vinaigrette | 3 Comments