Posto 22 in New Rochelle: Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 2011

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Walking into Posto 22 is what walking into Cheers must feel like. For a Tuesday night, the place certainly had a heartbeat. After some pleasant chit-chat with a welcoming host-owner, he immediately seated our party of 4, providing the first round of drinks on-the-house (beers for all 3 boys, and a delicious Pinot Noir for this lady, Antonella Pomilla).

We enjoyed 2 rounds of delicious warm breads and rosemary foccaccia, and quickly moved onto our appetizers. While my companions dined on Mussels Marinara, Posto’s house salad, and a Caprese salad, I ordered the Roasted Artichokes with prosciutto and romano cheese. I liked that the petite artichoke hearts had a visible grill char, with tender palms and just the right amount of saltiness cutting through. It was a delightful dish with a pretty presentation.

Everyone was also pleased with their entrees (stuffed porkchop, branzino leggeru, and lobster ravioli). My lobster ravioli provided 3 raviolis, topped with 2 jumbo shrimps, served in a champagne sauce with wild mushrooms and sundried tomatoes. At first sight, the portion seemed small. However, by the third ravioli, it was hard to finish! The texture of the ravioli filling was a tasty lobster mousse, making it truly decadent.

Out of all 3 dessert offerings, the warm apple cobbler was the standout, presented in a ramekin and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I did go home coffee-less yet again, but by the end of this meal, it didn’t matter as much.

One last note, I apologize for the limited photographs, as we were asked twice while snapping “What are you guys, food critics?” All we could do is laugh, and I thought to myself “I’m a rookie in-training”. Well, this rookie says try Posto 22 – it makes for a great neighborhood spot!

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