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Gregoire - Berkeley

SLRossi | May 22, 2003 12:41 PM

In February Stanley reported on Gregoire and commented that it deserved a monthly posting to keep in the minds of hounds, so here is my effort. I won't repeat many things that Stanley covered, so please see link below.

This was my first experience with the place, and I generally loved it. The hosts, Gregoire and Stephan, were very warm and fun, and really added to the experience.

We arrived early for lunch, so we were able to score one of the tables out front on a beautiful day. I had a steak sandwich on a baguette, with St. Andre and truffles. The meat was slighlty chilled, which was a surprise, but it was perfectly cooked, and the richness of the cheese and truffles complimented it nicely. As if this wasn't rich enough, I felt compeled to try the potato gratin. In addition to the usual cream and Gruyere, Gregoire added real truffles. It was spectacular.

My dining bud had the pork tenderloin croque monsiuer. He said it was the best he's outside of France. He couldn't resist the fries, which were crisp, delcious, and the size I love. Larger than the traditional bistro cut, and smaller than a steak fry. What do you call that cut?

As Stanley commented, it's not all that cheap for a place that is all take out, but I didn't feel slighted at all.

Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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