(not pictured: Curried Lentil soup)

Veal meatball (oh-so-tender) with fontina whipped potatoes (lovely), a smoked tomato jus (I call that gravy) and a contrapuntally bright, raw green and slightly bitter shallot and herb salad--a really killer app special that I recently saw as an entree on the just-released new spring menu

Ohio Ribeye special (half-portion shown, as we were sharing) -- expertly cooked, gloriously crusted and juicy beef served atop an all-in-one sauce and side dish of spinach, fingerlings and sauteed onions in a gorgonzola-wine cream sauce. Wowzers!

Chocolate Ganache Torte. Two waiters raved about this fanciful-looking dessert (kinda like a biomorphic Miro), so how could we resist? We couldn't, and, man, were those friendly servers right on target!

The elegant, smooth dark chocolate ganache (its texture, as they say, "was like butter") sat on a vanilla/pistachio crumbly crust pointed up by a small pile of "pistachio dust". Complementing and teasing out the torte's other spectra of flavors and textures were swaths of a lovely salty caramel sauce, fresh (real) whipped cream, and dollops of chocolate sauce.

Changes are afoot in the Dispatch family of food writing corps, and this is my last This Week review. Oh well, it was sure fun while it lasted--and I got to go out on a sweet note by visiting Sage, an old neighborhood fave.

Read my final review in the next This Week.