RSA at Tre Piani

Tre Piani scallopsI used up my last two RSA dinner passports at Tre Piani Friday night, and the entrée of Viking Village scallops I chose is at left. It was delicous, served on top of corn and potato hash.  The scallops were so big and so rich, I could barely finish them.

I started with the Jersey tomato salad (the first tomatoes are just coming in); the other choice was prosciutto and melon.  There were three entrée choices (my friend had beef filet with oysters), and dessert was a blueberry turnover.

This ongoing series (until Nov. 25) is a great bargain – buy your passports in advance, and each Friday they prepare a special 3-course menu utilizing seasonal local ingredients as much as possible.

Individual passports are $35 in advance, $45 on the spot (if available that evening).  You can also do as I did – buy a pack of 5 passports for $30 each.  Each Wednesday I get an email telling me what the Friday menu will be, you need to tell them if you want to attend, so they can plan accordingly.  It’s a great system and a lot of fun.  The place was quite busy, inside and out – they have a lovely patio – that evening. (And of course, you can dine from the regular menu instead if you want to.)

We both ordered a Valpolicella Ripasso wine by the glass, and it was also quite tasty.  Yes, a white or lighter red would have gone better with my scallops, but I have a thing for Ripasso wines, so why not?

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