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Fleur de Sel Lunch

jbeton | Jan 22, 2005 09:34 PM

I agree with all the raves on this board for FDS. Based on advice here, I went for a 2:00 lunch to avoid the crowd and ended up enjoying a great meal while watching the snow pile up outside. We ate both sets of choices for the prix fixe 3 course tasting menu: goat cheese/caviar ravioli or squash (pumpkin?) soup; veal confit (their signature dish apparently) or fluke in a rich sauce with salsify; banana mousse or pear tart w. gelato. The wine pairings, especially the Sancerre and the dessert wines were superb. Everything, including service and portion size, was very good to excellent (by this I mean comparable to Babbo and the fish a small notch below Le Bernardin), my only criticism is that the squash soup was so sweet that it would be a better dessert on a cold day than the pear tart w. gelato. Anyone who likes osso buco should try the veal confit. If there is a better wine pairing for $15 than on offer at FDS lunch, please let me know.

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