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Best Thing We Ate: Squid Risotto at Restaurant Cinq

By Amber Ambrose
November 13, 2013
Photo by: Eric Sauseda

Refined would be a word that comes to mind when envisioning the Montrose gem, La Colombe d'Or. There's an old-world elegance that permeates the boutique five-room hotel and its cozy downstairs Restaurant Cinq. That elegance also found its way into a warming bowl of risotto topped with grilled squid, which was a recent lunch special.

The base of the dish was rich and creamy and delicately dusted with truffles, with crispy caramelized shallots from Knopp Branch Farm studded throughout. The truffles added a punch of savory while the shallots provided a pleasant variation in textures. On top sat a tender grilled squid that had been caught just off the Texas coast, seasoned simply and garnished with sprouted kale. It was both simple and sophisticated, as well as utterly enjoyable.

Places Mentioned

Restaurant Cinq

European • Montrose

Food27 Decor25 Service25 Cost$72
 
 
 
 
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