Friday, March 26, 2010

Toscano Ristorante - Bordentown, NJ

Once again, we ended up in Bordentown tonight, and took a little stroll around town to see which places were hopping.  The bar at Toscano Ristorante happened to have some seats open, so we sat at the bar where Shannon was working to have a few glasses of wine and a couple of dishes.

It was nice to see some of the locals in there that we know from town.  Aja was there, and later her Mom Joanne showed up, alongwith our friends Don, aka "The Pro," and his girlfriend Noreen.  Our other friend Charnel showed up after a while, and it is always a pleasue to run into the old Bordentown crew, as we spent so many years in town in the past.

For wine tonight, we had the usuall Centine there that we usually have.  It's not the best wine in the world, but by Bordentown standards, and many restaurant "by the glass" options, it isn't bad in the least.  Yes, Toscano has a full bar, so BYOB was not an option tonight.

In the spirit of Lent, we staye away from meat tonight, and Zelda opted for the seafood bisque as her starter.  As usual, this was a gorgeous cream based soup, filled with lump crab meat, as well as a whole shrimp.  Awesome flavors, and nice creaminess, this is aways a tummy pleaser!

In the mean time, I enjoyed the house salad that came with my entree, filled with nice crispy lettuce, and a medley of veggies, tomato, celery, onion, cucumber, etc, with a nice house dressing.  This was the perfect starter to tide me over.

For an entree, Zelda opted for the Wild Mushroom Angolotti, topped with a truffle cream sauce.  Nice large chucks of mushroom, with some chopped mushroom as well, with really nice, meaty flavors.  This was a very nice appetizer, and the perfect entree for her tonight.

I went for the Angel Hair Pasta with Crab Meat and Asparagus, and it too was perfect for tonight.  The pasta was cooked al dente, just how I like it, and topped with jumbo lump crab meat, and chopped asparagus.  The sauce was nice and creamy, and had some citrus notes too it.  This was nicely seasoned, and great comfort food.

After dinner we hung out at the bar with the gang for a while, before calling it a night and heading home.  All in all, another nice meal in the "Little City with a lot of Charm," and we always look forward to our visits to Bordentown!  If you have never been, I higly recommend taking a drive to the little one square mile city as there as many restaurants in town worth visiting.  Cheers!  -F. Scott

Toscano Ristorante
136 Farnsworth Avenue
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Phone: (609)291-0291

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