Sunday, May 6, 2012

Bibiana Birthday Dinner

Another year of awesome is about to commence. With our wedding next week and finalizing honeymoon plans, we took a break and celebrated my birthday at a restaurant I've wanted to try out for a while. Bibiana is owned by the same people who run Tosca, one of the high end expense account Italian restaurants. 
Maybe it was the glass of Arneis, but I kept looking at this orchid and thinking it would be fantastic as a boutonniere for my fiance. 
Lovely caramelized onion herb foccacia bread.
Fried smelt with slivers of fried lemon.
The small fish were lightly fried and the lemon slices were vibrant sour-savory bites.
Veal and pork meatball on white polenta.
Very savory, and a great starter to share.
Burrata with oysters with pickled cipollini onions.
Least favorite of the starters. I would have preferred a fried oyster with the creamy fresh cheese.
Squid ink spaghetti with lump crab meat. Tasted like the sea.
Seafood Risotto
Perhaps the restaurant is busier during the daytime or weekday evenings. The lounge and bar were busy, but the dining room was a little quiet for a Friday night. Service was nice, not obtrusive yet attentive. A lovely birthday dinner.

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