I have heard alot about Bradley Ogden as a chef and had always wanted to try his restaurant. When the Dine About Town promotion featured One Market, I jumped on the opportunity.
I choose the following from the limited DAT menu: Carrot and Ginger Soup with sweet Maine Shrimp, Duck Pappardelle and Profiterole.
The carrot and ginger soup was presented to me in an empty shallow bowl to showcase the shrimps, fried shallots and cream. The server then pour the soup into the bowl in a small jar. This help keep the soup hot and was a nice touch. The soup itself is pale yelllow in color, which makes me wonder where is the carrot? It was also very thick, which leads me to assume the soup was thicken with potatoes. The soup itself was sweet(I guess from the carrots), the ginger flavor and a hint of curry highlighted the soup and the shrimp well. I enjoy this dish very much and would like it more if the soup is thinner.
The Duck Pappardelle was recommended by the waiter. However, I found it to be a little too salty. The pappardelle noodles seems a little stiff when I poked my fork at it, but was perfectly al dente when I chewed into them, so it must be because I am not used to the texture of ribbon pasta. I also felt the ratio of the duck sauce to pasta leaned too much towards the sauce, and I found myself eating the sauce alone after the pasta is done. This is usually not a problem for me, but with the sauce being too salty for my taste, it was not that enjoyable. Finally, since this is a duck sauce, it was a little too greasy for my palate. I personally would not order this dish again.
The profiterole was described as a cream puffed filled with ice cream to me and again was recommend by the server. It came with 3 cream puffed, stuffed with chocolate ice cream, drizzled with chocolate sauce and sprinkled with candied nuts. My usual complaint about desserts in restaurants in general is they are too sweet and this dessert is the same way. Especially after the duck pasta, the dessert felt too heavy. Luckily, I did order a coffee to go with the dessert and the unsweeten coffee help me enjoyed the dish.
I was hoping to be turely wowed by this restaurant, but came away with a good meal, but certainly without the intention of going back, especially at the regular price (The duck pasta alone would cost $17.50). This may be due to the fact that I order the DAT menu and therefore not taken as seriously, but I have enjoyed several DAT meals more than this one.
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