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Fredericksburg, Va - Le Petit Auberge

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Fredericksburg, Va - Le Petit Auberge

Fritz | Mar 4, 2005 10:51 PM

We started out thinking Sammy T's after someone's comment here.
But it didn't look like what we wanted. We walked up Williams to Bistro Lethun (or something like that). It also didn't interest us.
We ended up at Le Petit Auberge, and we're glad we did.
While we got stares from the locals as we arrived (I guess it was the horn growing out of my head), we were treated well with great service and food.

I have no patience for snooty people, it seems very provincial too us; and we're from NYC area, home of the definition of provincial.

Our waitress happily moved us to a table where the floor didn't move as the wait staff passed by. The m'd was a little miffed, but he survived.

We were provided with warm tasty, though somewhat soft French table rolls.

We had an Auberge salad of mesclun greens and tomato with feta cheese. The tomato was rockish and would have been well served to be replaced with sun drieds, but the salad was good.

I had mussels Auberge, stuffed with tomato, bacon and a bit of mozzarella in a light red sauce. Very tasty and not overcooked.

For the entrees, we had lump crab meat in a white wine and garlic butter sauce. Not too greasy or garlicy. Very enjoyable.

We also had a grilled trout with a wine and herb sauce. Light and delicious; atop a small mound of ratatouille.

Scalloped potatoes and pureed carrots were served as veggies for both, and were quite good.

For dessert we had decaf and high test cappuccinos with key lime pie and rum cake. The caps were excellent and just the right amount of foam. The key lime pie was very good, though the crust was a little hard and blah. The rum cake was awesome.

I'm sure there are some other winners in F-burg, but Le Petit Auberge was quite excellent and reasonably priced, considering. $65 before.

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