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La Folie - my experience (long

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La Folie - my experience (long

Han Lukito | Jul 20, 2005 03:59 PM

Both of us arrived at 645 after informing the call taker that we're going to be 30 min late and she graciously accepted. The restaurant was not full when we arrived. The space had dark romantic feel. We were seated in the corner which I did not mind for our anniversary dinner.

Here is the rundown of the dishes:

Amuse bouche was one thinly sliced beef carpaccio and fried string potatoes with chive bits. Delicious and a nice start. A tiny dollop of mayo-like sauce was appreciated as well

Next, a leafy lettuce salad with good dressings that had a hint of mustard. Good additions of thin sliced fuji apples and cheese. Goof but not spectacular

Foie gras infused soup with one dumpling was excellent. Very tasty

Monkfish foie gras topped with tiny caviar on top of sticks of potatoes?. Very nice. The side coleslaw? like mound did not quite impress me.

Seared Sonoma foie gras on top of a hard toasted bread, all doused in rich red coloured sauce and a few small round fruits. Good sized foie gras and the whole thing is delicious but a bit sweet for my taste

Then I had the bass which was suppose to be a signature dish I think but it was a bit fishy. The vegs were not as soft as I like. Sauce were too salty IMO. Not impressed with this dish.

Wife had the sturgeon which was cooked medium. Similar sauces to the bass. Again, did not impress me either.

Quail and squab were very good. The meats were all flavorful. Flavorful pieces of meat wrapped in crispy potatoes? were also very good. The truffle option did not really add anything.

Rabbit was cooked tender. The roulade with big pieces of carrots and meats was quite bland IMO. Maybe rabbit is just not my fave. Overall, just ok.

The petit fours were good but nothing spectacular. Nice cookies, square brownish cake and an interesting cup shaped, soft textured cake.

I probably would not go back to La Folie given the number of non-spectacular dishes that we had. I am still more impressed by the Ron Siegel's cookings.

To add to the damage, the valet parking took 15 min or longer to get my car. It costed $10.
The whole dinner was $190 (no wine just water and English tea) + additional for tips.

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