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XO on Elm / Manchester, NH

Had never been to Manchester area before so was excited to see all of the local restaurants available on one of their main drags, Elm St. After perusing the eateries in a 4 block walk we landed at XO on Elm. SCORE, Excellent from start to finish. In fact we were so blown away we went back the next night to eat on the patio. Special mention on the appetizer, Stuffed Dates (stuffed with cream cheese and chorizo wrapped in crispy pancetta), OFF THE HOOK. If its the weekend would recommend reservations. I will let the pictures write the rest of this paragraph.

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Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Smokehouse Bacon, Braised Greens, and Sweet Potatoes

Stuffed Dates: Cream cheese and chorizo sausage filling, wrapped with crispy pancetta

Stuffed Dates: Cream cheese and chorizo sausage filling, wrapped with crispy pancetta

Truffled Goat Cheese and Wild Mushroom Strudel: Wrapped in crispy phyllo dough, baked and finished with a drizzle of honey and thyme

Truffled Goat Cheese and Wild Mushroom Strudel:
Wrapped in crispy phyllo dough, baked and finished with a drizzle of honey and thyme

Sweet Chili Pomegranate Glazed Salmon: Wild Norwegian salmon filet glazed with a slightly spicy and sweet sauce served over caramelized onion-pea risotto and served with the local vegetable of the day

Sweet Chili Pomegranate Glazed Salmon:
Wild Norwegian salmon filet glazed with a slightly spicy and sweet sauce served over caramelized onion-pea risotto and served with the local vegetable of the day

Diver Scallops: Pan seared diver scallops over a sauté of cherry tomato, fennel, and chorizo with a caramelized shallot couscous with a lime saffron cream reduction

Diver Scallops:
Pan seared diver scallops over a sauté of cherry tomato, fennel, and chorizo with a caramelized shallot couscous with a lime saffron cream reduction

Braised Beef Ravioli: Burgundy braised short rib ravioli tossed with caramelized onion, carrots, wild mushrooms and peas in our house demiglace. Finished with imported parmigiano cheese

Braised Beef Ravioli:
Burgundy braised short rib ravioli tossed with caramelized onion, carrots, wild mushrooms and peas in our house demiglace. Finished with imported parmigiano cheese

Pappardelle Pasta Bolognese: House made Pappardelle pasta topped with a Bolognese Sauce and shaved imported parmigiano cheese

Pappardelle Pasta Bolognese:
House made Pappardelle pasta topped with a Bolognese Sauce and shaved imported parmigiano cheese

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