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Difficult Dining Campanions Dinner

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Difficult Dining Campanions Dinner

kate@50 | Apr 29, 2006 04:49 PM

Thank you all for your suggestions for dining with my uncle, who, as described can be a diffcult campanion to entertain.

Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your view point, he cancelled last night's dinner. So H and I went to Lineage by ourselves to see if we had made a good choice. I'm glad we did because I'm not sure my uncle would have enjoyed the meal.

H had the cod cheeks for an app and rabbit for entree. I had the roasted beet salad for app and spring pea soup for entree.

The cod cheeks were fabulous! Very delicate and moist. Excellent dish. The rabbit was both moist and tough and for $33 not a good choice.

The roasted beet salad was good, but for my own personal taste, the goat cheese crouton could have been warmer and more gooey. As it was, it was merely goat cheese wrapped in breading. The pea soup was also just ok. A bit thin for my tastes. The tendrils on the side of the plate were a nice touch.

Our neighbors (the two tops are very close together) had the salmon and steak entrees. The steak entree appeared to be the hit of the evening. Good favor and large portions.

The room was ok for noise level (we sat in the dining room) and our waiter, Jason, was top notch. He was the classic server. Did not remove my plates, though I had finished my meal, until my H had finished his. A pet peeve of mine. Most restaurants remove the plates before everyone has finished their meals. Should not be done this way. He also described items on the menu that were fresh or the chef creations that night.

The wines were excellent. I had a Vingliner and H had a Merlot.

I think for the price point of the meal, the food should have had more favor as regards to the soup and the rabbit should have been prepared better.

Don't know if I would make the trip back, although by 8PM the place was packed with other patrons standing and waiting.

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