Saturday, February 23, 2008

Brio

Last week I went shopping with my friend Andrea at Sommerset Mall. She had a gift card to Brio which she was determined to use up! I was happy to help her, as Brio is a favorite Italian restaurant.

I helped her eat this lobster bisque - I was some of the best I have ever had. The crispy flatbread is amazing, too!


Chopped salad - cold, crisp, tangy...


I had a panini with grill chicken and sundried tomatoes and homemade chips. Andrea had salmon, which was garnished with tomatoes with with cheese. Both were great.
















And then dessert - we had to use up that gift card, you know! Brio's now has these desserts in mini cups - just a few bites for 2 dollars each. I was **forced** to help eat a sampler of 4 chocolate desserts. They included a molten chocolate cake, a chocolate hazelnut brulee, a white chocolate raspberry bread pudding, and a chocolate caramel cake. The chocolate caramel cake was ordinary - everything else was great! We had to wait and wait for dessert - after about 20 minutes they came with apologies and said our dessert was free. (So much for using up the gift card - actually they ended up with a nice tip!) This is the second meal I've had at Brio recently - both have been wonderful, and I will gladly go back again!


You can't see much under all that whipped cream! Trust me it was good! Please refrain from drooling on your keyboard!

2 comments:

Rebekah said...

I've only been once, but I really enjoyed the food at Brio (also with a gc). I think I need to take a trip back there soon. When we went we sat next to a table of 4-5 year olds having a birthday party - only at Somerset, right?

That hazelnut dessert sounds delicious!

Clever Karen said...

I just checked the web - there is another location at the new Partridge Creek Mall out in Clinton Township. Those are the only locations in Michigan, but they are in other states, too.

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