Sunday, September 22, 2013
Asiago's in Boise, ID
While the downtown Asiago's has done the best they can with the brick environment, I miss the atmosphere of their old Cole restaurant. This restaurant seems a little crowded and noisy, and while the service and food were excellent, I preferred their old romantic, vine-ridden, tile-floor neighborhood gem. Our first visit, the pork chop was somewhat overdone, while the lemon pasta was terrific and bright. This visit, the bisteca was fabulous - rare, tender, and flavorful by itself as well as with the bacon-jam onions. The Coho salmon was good but missing that "zing" that true wild salmon has. We had to wait quite a little while for them to prepare the dessert to go, but all in all, two good visits.