Graze has been on our radar for a while and we were pretty pleased with our first visit. We were seated right away, the waitress was very attentive and the place was packed on a Monday!
Kari and I swapped appetizers because she thought the House Made Potato Chips with Pancetta and Creme Fraiche was a little too rich. I loved it, and gave it a 3.75. The gorgonzola and scallions made for a great flavor profile - and who doesn't love homemade potato chips and pork belly?
The main course is where the meal really took off. I got the Gnocchi with Oxtail and Cabernet Ragu. This was awesome, though incredibly filling. I was amazed how much meat they packed in. The flavor was deep, rich and eminently satisfying. I think it would measure up to any Italian Mom's cooking. I gave it a 4.25
Kari really loved the Beet and Goat Cheese Raviolis. I don't care for beets but could definitely appreciate the beauty of this dish. It looked like high-end, medium rare beef. Kari loved the rich sweetness which went well with the browned butter. She gave it a 4.5
The desserts were Limoncello Cake and a Chocolate Shell covered Peanut Butter Gelato. You could have substituted a second appetizer for the dessert, but I'm glad we didn't. They both got 4.0's.
We were very pleased with our meal, and Kari was thrilled that we can have another excuse to go to Trader Joes or Whole Foods. After all, Graze is a short walk across the Whole Foods Parking Lot...