Rivoli - Berkeley

menu
I was in the mood for a white-tablecloth restaurant, and thought of Rivoli. Turns out they no longer have tablecloths, though otherwise the atmosphere is the same as ever, as is the polished service. I think the menu’s less French and more Italian than it used to be and the prices are a bit lower.

wine
The Chardonnay, Godello, and rosato were all very nice, as was the 2016 Pallus Mensanges Chinon ($40).

soup

sunchoke soup, very nice

toast

shrimp and avocado toast, ditto

fritters

portobello fritters as good as ever

chop

very fall-feeling pork chop, appropriate to the rainy night

risotto

very spring-feeling crab risotto (sorry about the bad photo)

gateau

spectacular gateau Basque

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Hi @robert,

Looks lovely. :slight_smile: How was the risotto overall?

Good, lots of crab. I just had a couple of bites so didn’t form an opinion about the rice.

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