Food in Ithaca is ‘gorges’, and I recently discovered the crème de la crème of the dining experience here.
I do not presume to be a food critic, but as an avid and long-time eater, I feel more than justified in regaling my delectable dinner at “Just a Taste” in the Commons.
Just a Taste is a tapas restaurant, which means they feature meals composed entirely of hor’s doeuvres. And what delicious little plates they are. My friend and I shared a melon & brie crostini which was out of this world. Brie melted to perfection, fresh melon and crusty little bread slices. I could go for one right now and it’s 10 in the morning! Our friends got the duck and salmon, and they looked equally as appetizing.
With everyone’s newly minted 21ness, we also ordered ‘wine flights,’ which was basically just a wine tasting. We got the Loire Valley Flight and the Other White Flight and they both had some very exquisite wines. I can’t wait for my WINES class this Fall so that I can properly describe them (e.g. soft hints of vanilla with a sturdy oak character), but for now I’ll just say they were all yummy.
And if all this weren’t enough, we topped off the night with a soft, rich, moist chocolate soufflé. Words can not describe it. Let’s just say we polished it off in 5 minutes.
And so goes my dining experience. It’s certainly not an every night sort of affair (It comes close to breaking the bank of any college student budget) but I know I’ll return there soon again. Perhaps to try the Big Red Flight and their buttermilk panacotta. Sigh.