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Christmas at Marseille - My new favorite restaurant

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Christmas at Marseille - My new favorite restaurant

rrems | Dec 25, 2007 06:36 PM

Just had a wonderful dinner at Marseille. I had not been before but it has been on my list of "must tries" for a long time as I have always enjoyed Nice Matin. I don't know why I've waited so long but when I saw that they were open on Christmas I decided to try it. When I inquired about the menu I was told there was a 3 course prix fixe for $38.50 and the person rattled off a few dishes which did not sound terribly exciting but I thought for the price it was worth risking it. Well, it turned out there were about 10 choices for each course and they all looked so interesting it was hard to decide what to have. We started with the sheep's cheese gnocchi with leeks, and risotto with artichokes and rock shrimp. For main courses, rack of lamb with oyster mushrooms, brussels sprouts, grapes, several other vegetables, and roast pork stuffed with prunes, served with red cabbage. Desserts were a buche de noel made with raspberry mousse on a chocolate cake base, and a date and toffee pudding. Everything was perfect and a real bargain for a holiday dinner. The service was excellent and the atmosphere festive and comfortable. We loved everything about it. I expect to be returning regularly.

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