I was meeting a special friend for dinner on a Friday and picked the restaurant based on geography. I've been to Cosimo's several times in the past, once for a Hudson Valley Restaurant review and a number of private parties so I felt good about my choice.
I arrived early after a particularly difficult day and though I was tempted to meet my companion at the bar, I refrained. We asked to be seated outside and after reviewing the cocktail list, selected a variation on adult lemonade with vodka and Chambord. A smile in a glass.
I never even opened a menu. I quickly glanced through the specials and decided on a soup and left the main course to my partner. We were brought bread and seasoned dipping oil fairly quickly.
Plain bread could be found underneath this layer of a cross between focaccia and pizza. Delicious, but for some reason I always expect bread to be served warm.