Archive | July, 2015

Lobster Ravioli

17 Jul
I was  never a big fan of lobster ravioli until I had it with vodka cream sauce about five years ago at Joe’s Mendon House. (Now, The Mendon House) Then I couldn’t get enough of it. I was a regular customer at The Ravioli Store in Rochester. My wife perfected the vodka cream sauce. My waistline suffered.

Since then, I have been on the lookout for that specific dish. Sometimes a restaurant may have the two key ingredients ready, but not as one dish. It doesn’t hurt to ask. My three favorite places for lobster ravioli in a vodka cream sauce are:

The Rabbit Room in Honeoye Falls. Sometimes served as an appetizer, not always on the menu. One of the best restaurants I have dined in, and that includes great food cities like New Orleans, Chicago, and Las Vegas. Fortunately for me it is two miles from my home. Unfortunately for me they are only open in Thursday nights for retail customers.

Il Posto in Canandaigua. Not always on the menu but a terrific rendition when available. Il Posto has only eleven tables so make a reservation. They also occasionally serve the best Beef Wellington I have ever tasted.

Three Vines Bistro in Saratoga Springs. Only open four weeks and already a favorite. I look forward to tasting some of the other creative Italian dishes on their menu.

Honorable mention to the restaurant within the Edison Golf Club in Rexford, NY. They had a corn ravioli served in a mushroom and wine sauce with generous portions of lobster meat on top of the ravioli.

I would be interested in your favorite ravioli restaurant. Enjoy the rest of your summer and if you get near Saratoga Racetrack, give me a shout.

Joey No No
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