I am hopelessly late in posting this review, but my travel schedule has been HECTIC – I’ve been in China for over two weeks and now am on the road again. So, my apologies as this is a FANTASTIC restaurant. A true GEM in the South Bay.
We dined at Chez Melange a little over 3 weeks ago and had the opportunity to enjoy a plethora of their excellent dishes. We had the lamb meatballs, duck breast vindaloo, PERFECT (and I mean PERFECT) foie gras, AMAZING asparagus, KICK ASS pork belly (and I love me some pork belly), petrale sole, and an awesome array of desserts.
Yes, the menu is really that varied and the kitchen execution was absolutely spot on.
Let’s not forget that they also make REAL, authentic and perfect Sazerac cocktail… not something you really see everywhere. Peychaud Bitters, Absinthe (yes it is legal now in the US), etc… all good.
I really cannot say enough about the service level, food quality and execution of the kitchen, it really was that good. You know all the things you want to go well when you go to a restaurant? Well, Chez Melange delivered on all of them.
On top of all that, a well priced and well selected wine list – we had a bottle of the ROAR Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir and I can’t recall the exact price, but do recall it being quite reasonable.
The service level could not be beat. From the front to the back, everyone took really great care of us and the room was full during a week day – clearly a great report card in this economy. I think the fact that the owners are in the house pretty much every day and work hands on in the restaurant makes the quality of the food, service and execution so great.
This is my new GO TO place in the South Bay and I can’t wait to get back.
Their website is www.chezmelange.com for the menu and prices. Run, don’t walk.