I have been to Lumiere many times over the years, but this is the first time I have been there for RW. We had an amazing meal, perhaps my favorite of all of the times I have been there.
There were at least four choices for each course. Though none of the entrees spoke to me, I ordered the hake with artichokes in a broth. Though hake is not my favorite fish and I might buy it on special for a fish stew, it was perfectly cooked and I might say memorable. My DC had the pave of beef which she almost didn't order because I told her it would be like brisket. It was like the best brisket you ever tasted, meltingly tender, with a crispy crust. The salad was well composed, the artichoke soup was excellent, I loved my dessert of orange sorbet with citrus fruit salad and my DC thought that the chocolate mousse parfait was excellent. It was a little too sweet for me.
Michael must have been in the kitchen that night, and I loved how he took the creative challenge of RW and still gave the patrons a Lumiere expereince with less expensive ingredients, but still as many local ingredients as possible for this time of year. We never were rushed and we were treated the same as guests who spent twice as much on the meal.
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