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Feb 01, 2006



Diaper changing table on order!




I heard on Amalah.com that ya'll had a 9 course menu with wine last night. DO TELL! We want the details. By they way, I went to Acadiana and everything was good. For appetizer I had the trio of deviled eggs which was creative and delicious (if you like hard boiled eggs, of course). The beignets were so fluffy that I wanted to eat them with my hands, but it didn't seem like the right environment.


We did the early bird special a couple weekends ago and were happily surprised that the 1/3 off wine special goes until 7pm, giving you time to finish the first round and order a second if you have a 6pm reservation.


on the topic of tiramisu....

i'll be making some for my boyfriend for valentine's day. which do YOU prefer...the kind made with Marsala and brandy, or the kind made with dark rum? also, which way is more traditional? thanks!! :)


Good lord, that is a cute baby!


I MUST comment that if you have not tried the paparadelle ai cinghiale (wide housemade pasta ribbons with wild boar tomato sauce), you are REALLY missing out!! It's even better than the lasagnette! I order it every time I go to Dino. The grilled vegetable plate is really good too (and inexpensive). Even my b/f (who normally won't eat vegetables) loves them! I don't recall seeing beignets on Dino's menu. Is that at brunch only?


Biegnets were in a mantion of Acadiana, not Dino. Too Southern Italian for us! LOL


I've been enjoying Dino for a while now, and love their food and enthusiastic service. However, this last time (Labor Day wkd) was different. The service was just not on par. Throughout the night, my husband actually had to get up and flag someone down whether it was for silverware or to order wine, etc...and other annoyances. What made it worse was that we were celebrating our friend's engagment. We asked our waiter what the reason was for the lack of service. He explained that he was new and very overwhelmed that evening and would bring over the owner. Shortly thereafter, Dean and his wife approached us to apologize, and to our surprise comped our wine, served us free dessert wines, and gave us (and the engaged couple )gift certificates for the future. This was beyond generous of them, in no way necessary, and shows they really do care about their patrons. We were not looking for this...we were just concerned that we weren't having the same experience as usual at one of our favorite restaurants.

On another note, we noticed that the food has changed. The crostinis were a bit smaller (but still tasty). The lasagna wasn't as meaty and velvety as previously :( The polenta still tasted amazing though. It appears from their website that they have a new chef...and a changing menu.

In any case, I'm excited to see what the menu evolves to...just hope it doesn't change too much.


hmm, I need to get back to Dino to check out their new chef...and a new t-shirt for Noah as he grew out of his old one. ;)


Thank you for writing this on Dino's! I just went there and it was FANTASTIC.

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