We returned to ACERO last night after going to see Red at the Repertory Theater (which was excellent) and got a warm welcome from the hostess and Sam Foley, the manager. It always seems warm and friendly there and I'm so grateful for restaurants like ACERO. I'm obviously not alone, the place was full and the customers looked happy.
I can't seem to go there and not have their BRUSCHETTA with CARAMELIZED ONIONS, GORGONZOLA AND A TOUCH OF HONEY. Not only that, but I had RAINBOW TROUT, ROASTED CAULIFLOWER, SPRING ONION, LEMON AND CAPERS again, too! So instead of duplicating my last blog on this terrific Italian restaurant, I will tell you about my companions' dinners.
Two of our friends had the L'INSALATA MISTA, which is made with BLUE CHEESE, DRIED CRANBERRIES, MISSOURI PECANS, PEAR AND RED ONION. How does that sound?
One of them had the CROSTINI FEGATINI, MARSALA CHICKEN LIVER MOUSSE, which was a generous portion served spread on a wonderful ciabatta bread slice. He followed that with the SPAGHETTI CHITARRA AMATRICANNA, which can be ordered with a fried egg on top for a slight charge, but he ordered extra red sauce, because he likes it that way.
Our other friend ordered the GRILLED TUNA WITH CELERY ROOT PUREE AND RED WINE SAUCE. The tuna was done to perfection and celery root is a delightful change from mashed potatoes plus it really complimented the tuna.
My husband ordered the Chef's Menu which was 4 courses. He started with BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP, then had the CROSTINI FEGATINI, and followed that with the GRILLED TUNA, but instead of the celery root, which he doesn't care for, ADAM GNAU, the chef, fixed it with ROASTED CAULIFLOWER and it worked really well. For dessert he chose, no surprise, the WARM CHOCOLATE TART with VANILLA ICE CREAM.
Our server, Maggie, was terrific. The room was crowded but not noisy, so you could have a conversation with your table mates and not have to raise your voice. I keep going back to ACERO, you should too.
7266 Manchester Road