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Committed to coupling fine fare with fellowship, Tutti Vous lets diners pair imaginative Continental and Italian-style entrees with appetizers and desserts for two-course ($26) and three-course feasts ($31), alongside a delectable à la carte menu. Behind the kitchen doors, gastronomical alchemists meld disparate ingredients into dishes of unadulterated flavor, such as a juicy pan-seared filet mignon in a red wine reduction ($23) or spicy caribbean jerk chicken with sautéed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes ($18). Opening for these taste sensations are the appetizers, running the gamut from soup of the day ($6) and house salad ($7) to sautéed mussels ($10) or a lump crab cake in spicy lemon aioli ($12). The dessert menu, also available à la carte ($6–$7), features guilty pleasures such as new york cheesecake, bread pudding in whiskey-caramel sauce, or a pot of fine melted chocolate for fresh strawberry dipping or leftover jerk chicken punishment.
As a BYOB establishment, Tutti Vous encourages patrons to furnish their own favorite bottles of reds, whites, and see throughs for meal pairing. Set off by black-and-white mounted photos and soft sconce lighting, Tutti Vous’ romantic red walls and white linens lend a demur charm to the eatery’s intimate atmosphere.