We had another great dinner at Corso 98 on Sunday. This Italian restaurant doesn’t get the top press like Fascino does, but it is consistently good. It’s a family run business. Owner Elio is so nice and is always willing to please. He is a real hands on owner, greeting all the guests, opening & serving wine & water, cleaning tables. He is not afraid to get his hands dirty. They have been in business for 19 years so they must be doing something right. We got there at 5PM and the place was already pretty full from a few large parties. They also have a nice little takeout place next door called Bite Me where you can pick up freshly made ravioli, meatballs, sauces, salads, and desserts, among other things.
They start you off with some nice toasted crusty bread with a muffuletta spread and lemon parmesan butter. For appetizers we started off with an excellent super lump crab cake, with baby field greens and pink grapefruit, in a honey dijon mustard sauce. They were nice enough to split it for us. Below is a split portion.
We also shared some clams casino.
For entrees Mrs. P had her usual melt in your mouth filet mignon, cooked perfectly medium rare, and topped with gorgonzola cheese, in a tarragon butter demi glace. It came with asparagus and caramelized onion mashed potatoes.
I had an excellent special of homemade tagliatelle with slow braised Australian lamb, root vegetables, kale, in a light truffle oil with fresh herbs. It was full of tender chunks of lamb.