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Great meal at Village Idiot

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Great meal at Village Idiot

rednyellow | Feb 28, 2008 07:27 AM

Last night I finally tried the Village Idiot for dinner with a friend. I wish I'd gone earlier. Everything was very good. We started with a couple cocktails, a Hendricks martini and a Meyers dark on the rocks, both well made then had a couple glasses of a nice red Cote du Rhone which was quite good with a nice balance of fruit and wood. Started dinner by splitting the goat cheese and leek tart which was very good. The cheese had a nice bright tang to it and the leeks a good sweetness. For entrees my friend had the pork shank on a bed of mashed veggies. I think the veggies were a blend of yam and maybe apple and potato, I forget but all of it was great. The meat was fall off the bone tender and very flavorful. Perfectly done. I had the burger with manchego. The burger was cooked perfectly med. rare, as ordered and the bun was just dense enough to hold up through the entire meal. I got it with fries, which were perfectly fried and a side of whole grain mustard. I asked for mustard and was given a choice of a few types. I opted for the whole grain and it was very dense, much better than I expected. With dinner we split the brussle sprouts with apple wood bacon. The sprouts were amazing, perfectly cooked with big chunks of thick cut smokey bacon and all of it coated in butter. We raved about them for the rest of the night. I will get these every time I go. Half way though dinner we ordered a couple glasses of the Juan Gil Monestral. It could have used a couple more years of bottle age, but was still very good and the tannins made a great balance to the sprouts and fries. I liked the wine list. It has a good variety and the price markup is quite reasonable, especially when you consider the gouging from some restaurants. Our waitress was cool and professional. She answered every question we had about the menu. We never had to ask for water refills. Service was perfect from start to finish. One of the owners came by to ask how everything was, and we had a nice brief conversation about the place. I will definately be back. Two of us ate very well, everything we ordered was great and we left full. A great meal, good time, two cocktails and four glasses of wine came to $117.99

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