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Kittichai RW Lunch Report

fresser | Jun 22, 2005 11:47 AM

Went yesterday with a girlfriend. We tried to stick w/just the menu, though she caved and got a $4 pear juice, which was divine. The service was great, prompt, polite, not pushy at all.

We each had the tamarind gazpacho with chile shrimp and tofu croutons. No discernable taste of tamarind, but the shrimp were nicely cooked and the gazpacho was certainly fresh and brightly flavored, just not tamarindy.

I had the pan seared Chatham Cod with spiced chickpeas and pesto. The server warned me it would be spicy, which i guess it was, but nothing at all scary... The chickpeas were delicious, sort of like chana masala. The pesto was an odd note in an Asian flavored entree. The cod itself was perfectly flaky, though it seemed to have absorbed more of the cooking oil than i usually like. Still, in all, it was a good dish and i enjoyed it.

My friend had the English pea flan atop a portabello mushroom. It was so small that I didn't feel like i could ask for a taste. It definitely looked good. Wish I had!

For dessert, she had the coconut ice cream sandwich. The ice cream sat atop a lady finger, had a few peanuts sprinkled on top and was accompanied by a sauce that tasted of strawberry. She loved it, I don't really like that kind of dessert, so will reserve any judgement. I had the tapioca with jackfruit. I thought this would be larger pearls, instead it was a creamy tapioca pudding, not my favorite, but the jackfruit added an interesting citrus note in the cream.

In all, an enjoyable meal. The design of the space is really interesting, soothing, and i don't think it'd get too loud with a bigger night time crowd. They plan to keep this RW menu all summer. It gives three choices of each course, so that's nice to have options.

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