Last week I found myself tired of the usual rush and complete familiarity of my afternoon meal. So instead of the usual lunch with my computer I opted for something else, lunch with a colleague at Café Red.
We grabbed a seat by a sunny open window, but found something unexpected; $10 lunch specials.
If you usually hit a place with quick service food, swap your tuna on rye for some risotto and have some money left for a late afternoon latte.
The Dish: Risotto with roasted vegetables and veal.
How’s it Taste: In a word, delish (is that a word?) Creamy and rich. The risotto was firm but not chewy with a nice balance of salt. The veal was fork tender and the roasted vegetables were neither too crunchy nor mushy, but had a nice consistency.
Best Thing About the Dish: The only thing that rivaled the taste was the price, which makes it a great alternative to chain restauraunt dining. This dish is also something you will find on the dinner menu, so if you’ve been wanting to try Café Red, lunch is a great way to go.
To top off the meal, we ordered a trio of sorbets. One scoop each of chocolate, pistachio and berry. All three were very good, but the standout was the pistachio. Save room, you’ll want to try it.