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The delightful warm spells have me yearning for lighter meals built around fresh produce. It might be a bit early for this, but I love it when a place like Argyll alters its menu with a nod to longer days and warmer nights.
On a recent 70-degree afternoon, a friend and I sat outside on Argyll’s patio and selected items from the newly launched, early spring menu.
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The plump halibut, cooked in white wine with juicy red tomatoes and citrusy Israeli couscous, was patio-perfect. The fresh pappardelle tossed with roasted eggplant, heirloom tomatoes, sweet strips of roasted red pepper, and garden-fresh basil, made me hope we’ve seen the last of snow. And the roasted beet salad was a bright, sunny collision of flavors: candied walnuts, bitter watercress, aromatic fennel, sweet, juicy oranges, and earthy red roasted beets.
With meals like this available so early in the season, I can’t wait to see what summer will bring.
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