Monday, October 27, 2008

Harbors Edge, Sheraton Harborside, Portsmouth, NH

I have to say, I was very disappointed in my dinner at the Harbors Edge at the Sheraton. I was surprised too since I have spent a holiday meal there, Easter last year matter of fact and really enjoyed it. My dining companion ordered the Chicken Scallopine ($20) which came with the title of "a house favorite" and was Panko crusted sauteed chicken cutlets, olive oil, garlic, mushrooms, fresh mozzarella,
Lemon basil butter sauce, grilled asparagus and creamy wild mushroom risotto. The chicken really lacked any flavor and although the asparagus was good (how can you really screw up asparagus though?) the risotto was way too thick and unenjoyable. I ordered the Pan Roasted Salmon ($24) with warm tomato shallot compote, white truffle oil, creamy wild mushroom risotto and grilled asparagus. I had to agree with my dining companion on the risotto here, I don't know whether the cook just had an off night with the risotto or just wasn't in the mood to care. You know good risotto when you have it. The salmon was average in taste and was a small portion size for price. We skipped apps and after both of us having disappointing entrees, we skipped the desserts too. The dining at dusk menu is good bang for your buck(served 5pm-630pm) and available if you seat upstairs in the lounge ($13.99). I would think twice about eating a meal downstairs in the main dining room though.