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August 1, 2009

Madison had it’s summer Restaurant Week. It’s a week where several restaurants around the city offer special, fixed-price, three course meals. You usually get three options for appetizer, entree, and dessert. The Restaurant Week meals are $25.

So this was my opportunity to eat at Samba, Madison’s Brazilian Grill. I was a bit skeptical, since an all-you-can-eat meat place isn’t really my thing. But it was amazing. The restaurant itself has fantastic atmosphere – high ceilings, dark wood, live music, costumed waiters. And the food…we had 6 different meats being served – flank steak, lamb, pork tenderloin, beef tenderloin, Italian sausage, and barbecue chicken. Plus, they have their salad bar, which includes cheeses and a couple hot sides, and grilled pineapple with brown sugar and cinnamon.

at Samba!

at Samba!

Then, I also had to go to Fresco, again. I think I am just in love with being in the Contemporary Art Museum, with all the whiteness and glass. And being on a rooftop is too tempting to pass up. Dinner was quite good, though not on the same level as Samba. I had a grilled Caesar salad, gnocchi with seasonal veggies, and a fruit crisp. Paired with the lovely bottle of Riesling, it was a very nice dinner.

at Fresco!

at Fresco!

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One comment

  1. Brazillian steakhouses rock. Lots of different types of meat for the price of one. And the salad bars are usually pretty good.



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