Month Visited: 08/06
- Good Meal
We had a fantastic meal here in August of 2006. The atmosphere was quietly elegant, and the service was impeccable. The waitress began by asking us about any food allergies, which surprised us until we encountered the food. Most of the items are so elaborately prepared and presented that you can’t necessarily be sure of all the ingredients, so we appreciated knowing that they were safe for us to eat.
One appetizer was a fantastic tuna tartare-- the best tuna dish I’ve ever had. The other was a playful trio of quail dishes, including quail breast, quail leg, and a fennel compote with quail foie gras, topped with a fried quail egg. My entrée was diver scallops with smoked mussels served over a smoky truffled chowder; my companion had the beef filet. Fabulous! Dessert was another trio, including peach mousse cake and champagne sorbet. We were also served an amuse-bouche and a complimentary post-dessert plate of tiny dessert tastes.
The portions were small, but extremely satisfying because of their visual and gastronomic interest. Including appetizers, entrees, desserts, a $16 glass of wine (their least expensive dry white wine) and tip, the bill was $228.95. Not cheap, but a wonderfully unique dining experience.
Would Eat Here Again:
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