Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Basie Bytes: "Chicken Marsala" at Racioppi's

This Week's Best Bet:
"Chicken Marsala" at Racioppi's

If you've ever taken the train into or out of Red Bank, you are probably familiar with this tucked-away little gem of a restaurant. Situated on the southern edge of Red Bank's NJ Transit parking lot, Racioppi's has become a local favorite. You can head over during lunch time to grab a quick cup of soup or a sandwich, or even swing by for a full pre-show dinner with delicious options such as the Gianna Salad (mesculin greens, gorgonzola, pears, walnuts & cranberries finished off with a creamy balsamic) or start off with a plate of their whimsical mini fresh mozzarella balls stuffed with a cherry tomato!

But if you ask us, the winner here is the Chicken Marsala. As soon as we tried it, we knew we would blog about it.

A generous portion, Racioppi's Chicken Marsala is bursting with flavor! As you may know, Chicken Marsala is a dish that can sometimes tend to become mushy and bland but Racioppi's has perfected the task of ensuring that the inside of the chicken breast juicy while keeping the outside golden brown -- and of course, their excellent Marsala sauce is loaded with mushrooms and ties it all together as the perfect finish. While you're at it, order one of their unique garlic & herb potato cakes to go with it: smooth whipped potatoes mixed with roasted garlic and fresh herbs, coated in light breadcrumbs and baked in the oven to form a crisp exterior. Yum!

So next time before you're headed to the Basie to pick up tickets or see a show, give Racioppi's a try!

Racioppi's is open M-W from 9a-6p and Th-Sat from 9a-10p.

107 Oakland Street | Red Bank, NJ 07701 | (732) 933-5989

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