Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Youngstown, Ohio

I visited my best friend this past weekend in Ohio and that always means great company and excellent food. The first evening we were there, they took me to a place called Rosetta Stone Cafe and Wine Bar in the heart of downtown Youngstown Ohio.

In line with the community's effort to change its image, the city government along with the universtiy (Youngstown State University), has organized an urban renewal project titled Youngstown 2010, which makes this an up and coming city. Part of its redevelopment is to attract more business in the area. With the redevelopment in progress, small businesses are starting to develop.

Rosetta Stone Cafe and Wine Bar is just one of the new and upcoming restaurants in the heart of the downtown district. Offers a modern american cuisine and live music. My friends and I had a wonderful meal and the live music was a plus.

We tried the hungarian hot peppers as one of our appetizers, and it was wonderful with their freshly baked artisan bread. The hot peppers were drizzled with the oil it was cooked in and sprinkled with some herbs. Be careful cause it can catch your mouth on fire.

We also had the coconut prawns with some sort of pineapple salsa on top of aioili. That was excellent.

For my entree, I had the Zesty Seafood Kettle, which included jumbo prawns, scallops, mussels, clams, on top of angel hair pasta and a wonderfully seasoned marinara sauce. Their seafood are flown in everyday and are quite fresh.

The dessert was amazing! We had the Chocolate Walnut Cheesecake and Creme Brulee with Blackberries, which are seasonal. It was to die for!


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