Review: Ella’s

By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 31, 2012

I was seriously tempted by the duck a deux façons ($30), which contained both a garlic-marinated duck breast and a confit leg. But I went for the salmon udon ($25). The pan-seared feature was organic, and the sesame-ginger butter was perfect with the noodles, shiitake mushrooms, and pieces of bok choy.

Johnnie considered having the appetizing-sounding morel-dusted scallops ($27), but my country girl picked "Momma's chicken" ($23), the succulent breast marinated in buttermilk and sublime-ified further with sweet corn butter. The fabulous accompanying cheddar cheesy grits, rich and flavorful, struck the perfect kinship.

As for the kitchen-made desserts, they ranged from a fresh fried doughnut and a gingerbread ice cream sandwich to seasonal berries and a pudding trio. But at the suggestion by our server of a dark chocolate special ($9), we had to have the ganache-surrounded mousse. Delicious.

Ella's. A lengthy stay is likely.

Bill Rodriguez is at billrod.mail@gmail.com.

ELLA'S | 401.315.0606 |  ELLASFINEFOODANDDRINK.COM | 2 TOWER ST, WESTERLY | TUES-FRI, 4-10 PM; SAT, 3-11 PM; SUN, 3-10 PM | MAJOR CREDIT CARDS | FULL BAR | SIDEWALK-LEVEL ACCESSIBLE

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