Alliteration much? Anyway, I finally decided (with lots of input from my friend Jess) to make Tosca my last stop during Savor the Bronx. As mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, I went to school out in Throggs Neck and passed it everyday and never went in. This probably has more to do with my association of the 40/42 busses with school, so it was nothing personal.
Tangents aside, I’d seen online that they had expanded with Tosca Marquee, which piqued my interest as well. What was great is that I went with two non-Bronxites and their first impression of the restaurant was “Wow, this doesn’t even look like it’s in the Bronx,” which in its own unique, backhanded way, is one of the highest compliments a non-Bronxite can give a Bronx establishment.
Their restaurant week menu consisted of a choice of three appetizers, four entrees, and three desserts. The entrees included chicken marsala, baked ziti, and chicken francese- which is what I ordered. My friends ordered the ziti, chicken marsala, and a California roll. We sampled each other’s food and everything was delicious (I did not have a taste of the California roll, I’m not too crazy about sushi). For dessert, I ordered the mini cannolis, which were pretty good.
Bottom line, go there. Tosca was already pretty well known, being Zagat rated and all, but I do think it’s worth the hype. There was an eclectic crowd making it the perfect spot for a date, family dinner, or girls night out (or the male equivalent of that).
I know most of my more recent posts have been food-centric, so I’m going to leave that to Baron Ambrosia for a bit and scope out some upcoming events.