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Central First Timer!

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Elyssa | | Apr 10, 2008 08:49 AM

Hey Hounds,

I am FINALLY getting a chance to try out Central this Saturday. I made the reservation over a month ago and still the latest reservation I could get was 6:30pm. Oh well...not complaining because I'm super excited as is my bf who is coming all the way from Detroit for this meal (plus a conference...but that's clearly besides the point).

I also have my $20 Opentable gift certificate to use, so that should help out on the check (btw, does anyone know if I really need to call the restaurant ahead of time to let them know I'm using the gift certificate? Seems silly).

So on to the menu. I have looked at this menu a million times. I know I should get the gourges for an appetizer. Has anyone ever had the crabcake? I'm a little obsessed with leeks lately so that sounded appealing.

My bf will probably get the lobster burger.

I was thinking about the beef cheeks with tagliatelle. Has anyone had it before? Thoughts? Good choice?

Also what is pied de cochon...I'm unfamilar with this dish.

I've never had beef cheeks before but if I remember correctly they are suppose to be a very soft, tender piece of meat correct? Is the sauce made with beef cheek, almost like shredded meat? What is the preperation like? I'm sure I could ask the waiter all of this but I of course need to get the Hounds in put as well. :)

Do they have nightly specials at Central?

Thanks for your help! I'm super excited for this meal and will of course report back.

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