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First dinner at Thoreau


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First dinner at Thoreau

Beulah | | Apr 26, 2010 01:34 PM

Ate at Thoreau for the first time Saturday nite. Parked right in front -- good thing on a night when rain was anticipated (but did not arrive). Keeping in mind the giant portions at Blue Sage, the same owner/chef's restaurant in Southampton, we ordered the Fresca salad to share. It consisted of baby spinach in maple mustard vinaigrette, polenta croutons, french feta, pistachios, oven-dried grape tomatoes, grilled treviso, baba ghanoush. The polenta croutons were about 1 1/2" in diameter, 1" high, hot and crispy on the outside, soft and warm on the inside. The salad was very good but big enough for 3. Somehow we managed to finish it.

My husband ordered the Tamarind Peanut Noodles -- soba noodles, grilled asparagus, chopped peanuts and herbs in sweet-spicy tamarind-kaffir lime broth, topped with tatsoi-white asparagus salad. I had the Khorma of red lentils, butternut squash and leeks in a mild house curry. topped with mango papaya relish and savory corn hush puppies. Both were excellent but MUCH too big too finish. We ended up taking half home and will have them for dinner tonight! I would have liked a little more curry in the Khorma. I think the Khorma was $19 and the noodles $21.

We also ordered a dessert to take home, a chocolate mousse with bananas and some crispy waffle-like chocolate cookies underneath. About an hour later we were able to eat it and it was delicious.

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