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!


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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