Jan. 8, 2008 – Liliana’s

Restaurant: Liliana’s (Highway PD, Fitchburg – web site)
Chosen by: Brian

Brian says: A little fancier than the places we usually select, but appropriate since this was the day Erin got offered her first full time job! I had seen this place under construction for a while and wondered what it was going to be. Liliana’s serves New Orleans style food.

I ordered the Andouille Sausage, Chicken, and Blackened Shrimp in Spiced Cream Sauce and Gimelli Pasta, which I thought was very good. Good tasting sausage, good shrimp, and enough sauce to coat the pasta. The bread served on the table before our meal wasn’t really that great, but the food came out quickly enough that it wasn’t a big deal.

My rating for this restaurant is 8 out of 10.

Erin says: I also had the Andouille Sausage, Chicken, and Blackened Shrimp in Spiced Cream Sauce and Gimelli Pasta – in case that’s too much of a mouthful for you, our waiter told us it’s called “Pasta Liliana” (but it says that nowhere on the menu).

The bread really was a let down. The service was good, the atmosphere was good. We arrived at 6 and there were few other diners there, but by 7 the place was almost full (on a Tuesday).

Brian forgot to mention that we he and I split the Chocolate Lava Cake for dessert. I like the one from Bandung better.

I also give Liliana’s an 8 out of 10.

Mom says: I had the Crawfish Etoufee. I was a bit distressed by the three whole crawfish staring up at me from the top of my dinner, but once they got their own plate (off to the side), I enjoyed the food.

This dish was just the right amount of spicy – enough to provide a tingle, but not so much that a drink of water had to follow every bite. I think that I would have enjoyed this dish with shrimp a bit more, but that’s personal preference, not a criticism of the food. I had the Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie for dessert – warm, chocolatey, delicious. An “eat dessert first” kind of treat.

Having been to New Orleans last year, I enjoyed the atmosphere – it reminded me of a garden restaurant (no small feat this winter!) I’d like to try this restaurant when the outdoor patio is open.

Next time, I’d have the pasta that Brian and Erin had – Erin shared a bite of her dinner and it was very good.

Altogether, I’d give Liliana’s an 8 as well.

Erin says: Kevin had the Jambalaya, Marilyn had the Orechiette Pasta, Mushrooms, Piquillo Peppers, Kalamata Olives, and Parmigiano Reggiano, and Bob had the Black Angus Steak of the Day with Creole Tomatoes, Arugula, and Garlic Crouton Salad.

2 Responses to “Jan. 8, 2008 – Liliana’s”

  1. erin Says:

    We were back recently with friends on a night when they had live music and I highly recommend it.

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