I 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?