I went to Blue Ribbon last night for the first night of DIB. The choices were: Starter-Beet Salad or Butternut Squash soup. (My wife and I both went for the soup. Very light and creamy with toasted butternut seeds). The entree was: Lamb shank with haricort verte, mashed potatoes or roasted salmon with asparagus, mashed potatoes and shoe-string potato. The lamb shank was excellent. Not too fatty and the demi-glace was so good you could drink it with a straw. The salmon was good but not out of this world. The shoe-string "crisps" were a little too much coupled with the mashed potato but they were highly addictive. The desert was a crunchy, chewy chocolate bread pudding with a scoop of ice-cream.
The manager came over and asked how we were, the staff were very friendly (but you can tell they want a quick turnaround since our soup came before our wine). All in all, not a bad way to start the event.
Where else have people gone?