Across the table from me was a bowl of pasta Bolognese ($11) that looked appetizing. It was light on the tomato sauce, with tenderloin tips and sweet Italian sausage instead of ground meat, a bonus concoction. My other dining companions had chicken dish variations: the chicken portobella was sautéed with flavorful olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and artichoke hearts, the bowtie pasta tossed with a garlic-herb broth that let the separate tastes come through. The grilled breast of chicken had roasted red peppers and spinach with feta, a scrumptious mélange.
Our waitress didn't just wave the dessert tray under our noses; the temptress left it on the edge of our table for a while and went about other business. From Pastry Art in Central Falls, they were all appealing, from a fruit tart to a chocolate-filled cake. We decided to share the one that looked like a hatbox with blue-and-white stripes down the side. Filled with blueberry compote and blueberry mousse, topped with sponge cake, and delicious. Easy gamble, easy win.
Canfield House | 401.847.0416 | 5 Memorial Blvd, Newport | Tues-Thurs, 5-9 pm; Fri-Sat, 5-10 pm | Major credit cards | Full Bar | Sidewalk-Level Accessible
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