My husband and I treated ourselves to dinner at Bymark on Saturday night. We arrived a 7:30 p.m. and the room had a wonderful warm glow. Once the host showed us to your table, our waiter promptly presented us with menus. We each ordered a martini to sip while reading the rather length menu.
The martinis were very tasty, and for $14 a pop they should be.
I started my meal with an app of seared foie gras served on a thin slice of toasted brioche topped with a lovely chocolate and praline sauce. It was heavenly.
My husband started with scallops topped with cream fresh, chives and a shaving of truffle - tasty but not divine.
For my main I had poached halibut topped with crap and a potato crust. It was served with wilted spinach and thinly sliced root vegetables. It was good. Not heavenly, but good.
My husband had the veal tenderloin. It was melt in your mouth tender. It came with roasted mushrooms and squash and onion ravioli. By far this was the better of the two mains.
We each has a glass of the suggested wine pairing with the meal and eat was indeed a nice match.
We then had the cheese course with a glass of 20-year-old tawny ($24 a glass ouch!) They make a big production of platting the cheese, but I think it builds it up a little too much as the cheese it nothing special. The grapes were slightly past ripe, and the figs, although good in texture, lacked in taste. This course was average at best.
For dessert I had a rather lovely orange cheesecake. It had a delicious mound of candies orange peel on top and sat in tasty pool of orange and chocolate. My husband had a warm molten chocolate cake thing. I dont enjoy that much chocolate but he loved it.
With tax and tip our mean was a whooping $400.00. I dont mind spending that much on a meal, but I want to be blown away and unfortunately, I wasnt. On a scale of one to 10, Id give our meal a seven. The service an eight. Value for money, probably a six. A good meal, just not worth the price tag in my opinion.
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