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Celestin Winterlicious

Negaduck | Jan 31, 2006 08:22 PM

For starters we had the ravioli of braised lamb shank and the salad. The ravioli looked more like wontons but it tasted better than your average wonton. The salad was a big salad with tiny croutons.

My entree was the peking duck leg torte with beans, caramelized turnip and creamy morel sauce. Now that I look at the menu on the web site, the beans weren't there before. Duck was tasty albeit a tad dry. The sauce was excellent though. Talapia was the other main and it looked okay.

We each ordered a different dessert. The chocolate cake I had was like a brownie and it tasted good but not much better than a two-bite brownie. The orange tartlet was pretty big and I didn't try it but I didn't hear any complaints.

We were only brought Winterlicious menus which is understandable because we had reservations for it but it would be nice if regular menus were offered as well.

The weird thing is that when we got the bill there was an additional charge added in by hand which was illegible. I figured it to be the gratuity but the server didn't mention it, which I thought was pretty weird. We didn't have a large party and I'm not used to having this added for me unless I'm at some dodgy Chinese joint. I don't know if this was just for us or if it's their Winterlicious policy. Either way it would've been nice if they had thought to mention it when handing us the bill.

Mediocre meal. Bread was disappointing considering they run a bakery as well.

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