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L'Absinth Rest. Wk Dinner Report

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L'Absinth Rest. Wk Dinner Report

Eva L. | Feb 8, 2002 09:23 PM

Rest Wk menu all items had 2 choices:

Appetizers:
3 slices of garlic sausage over lentil salad and potato salad (no mayo, vinegrette dressing)- very good and very garlicky, interesting combo of ingedients, but it worked
endive salad with some tomatoes and bleu cheese

Entrees:
salmon over cooked thinly sliced tomatoes over couscous - good but not anything special, once again combo of the items was good, fish was tender
risotto with veal, two medium pieces of veal on the side - had a forkful and thought it had a good flavor

Dessert:
Coconut creme brulee, more like flan, texture was definitely not like creme brulee, also came out on a large plate, as opposed to a small dish the way creme brulee does - had a forkful but my dislike of coconut ruins this for me
baked apple with lemon sorbet - a huge whole apple with maple syrup and something crunchy and sweet in the middle - it was interesting

Service was lacking. The waiter made us order our desserts up front, which I did not encounter at other Rest Wk dinners, only lunches. Servers were very confused as to who had what. We were a party of 5. Every item that came out: appetizers, entrees, desserts, coffee/tea, they didn't know what to put in front of whom. Coffee/tea orders were taken when our desserts were served and brought out very late, we almost finished eating desserts. They couldn't take our plates away fast enough. I was still eating my dessert when everyone else's plates were taken away. The restaurant is fairly loud and seating was crowded. We sat at a table which would have more comfortably seated 4. This is one of the restaurants that I would recommend not going to. My first and last time. I checked out the regular menu and it was not cheap, average entrees were $26.

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