I finally tried Herbsaint last week while visiting my parents for my birthday. Delicious!
I found myself drooling over the soup and salads and the small plates -- decisions, decisions! Torn, I finally decided to get a salad course and two small plates. Fortunately, my parents and I were able to get all the small plates we wanted to try between the three of us.
For our first course, I ended up getting the arugula and endive with rabbit croquettes and whole grain mustard vinaigrette, my mother got the gnocchi, and my father got the touchon of foie gras. All of it was delicious, but as much of a fool as I am for foie gras, I think my rabbit croquettes were the best among that round.
For our main course, my mother got the fish of the day, sole, and my father got the muscovy duck leg confit. I took small tastes of both, but I was so distracted by the food I had ordered, I could barely focus. I got two small plates -- the shrimp with green chile grit cakes and the frog legs. The grit cakes were good, but I wasn't as wow'ed as I thought I'd be by them. They just seemed a little flat to me, for some reason. My frog legs were absolutely delicious -- tender, well-seasoned, and beautifully fried.
We debated trying dessert, but since my mother had made some pastries for us to have with some champagne before an after dinner drink at home, we saved that for another time.
All in all, a delicious meal. The atmosphere of the restaurant was a good one -- it seemed young and fresh.
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