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etats unis report


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etats unis report

Akiko | Jul 24, 2002 01:16 PM

My husband and I went for the first time last night and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good meal. Prices are on the expensive side with appetizers between 10 and 14 dollars and entrees between 20 and 30.

If I had to compare it to anything else I'd say it was like an upper east side "tasting room". It's about double the size of tasting room but the attention to food and details and the wine list was great (not as extensive a wine list as tasting room, but I actually thought the food was better at etats unis).

We started with the chicken tamales with both red mole sauce and corn sauce. It was excellent, the best tamale I've ever had by far. Creamy with great texture to the cornmeal, the chicken was moist and the sauces were great. They do a great presentation with the corn husks.

Chris had the nieman ranch barbecue braised pork loin and crispy polenta with fennel and mango salad. I kept stealing bites, the pork was great and the salad was in a citrus vinagrette that had this spicy aftertaste. Really wonderful.

I debated between chicken braised in milk and lemons with rosemary mash, but the lobster salad with snow peas, avocado, orange segments, and fennel salad won out. It was great, lobster prepared fresh to order, tender and succulent. The citrus butter dressing was perfect and I love the way perfectly prepared snow peas give crunch and texture.

We had our meal with a zinfandel from Napa, a 98 tolocay...that was very big and spicy and high in alcohol content for a wine... I was a little tipsy walking out of the restaurant. If you like big and spicy wine and see the tolocay in your wine store I highly recommend it.

And we finished with the chocolate souffle....really amazing.

This is a great restaurant to go to for a date!



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