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la cachette mini report


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la cachette mini report

arifa | | Apr 23, 2006 11:05 AM

i went to la cachette last night and had a wonderful dinner! i've never written a report before, so pardon me if this isn't detailed enough.

the bread they served looked like breadsticks from a pizza joint, but they were MUCH tastier and had a nice crust on them. i only wish i had salted butter to put on them. i love salted butter on bread!

i ordered a squash and corn soup to start with. the portion was enormous. last time i had gone, i had some kind of corn soup that was way too salty. i was glad to find that last night's soup was salted just right! the squash gave the corn a kind of velvety taste and the corn flavor was subtly sweet.

for my main course, i ordered a special white asparagus salad. the vinegary dressing had some white truffle oil in it and the asparagus came with chopped egg whites and some greens. i enjoyed the salad, but by the time i was about 3/4 done with it, i just couldn't take the dressing anymore and didn't finish.

dessert was a strawberry rhubarb tart, which you had to order before dinner as you would a souffle. it came out piping hot with a perfect crust. when i tasted it, i was pleased to find it was not too sweet.

the only negative comment i had was about the waiter. they were busy last night and he was a bit snippy. sometimes he would be very accomodating and charming and other times he would get impatient, like when my friend was asking too many questions about the meny items and having difficulty deciding. still, he wasn't obnoxious or anything, but you could see he was getting frustrated and he's only human.