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Moose's still got it

Mrs. Smith | Nov 7, 2002 02:27 PM

Was treated to the anniversary menu at Moose's. If you like Moose's, and are into traditional fancy "California" restaurant food, Moose's hasn't gone downhill at all and is worth a trip for this menu.

The anniversary menu is 19.92$, which I think is very reasonable. It was made up of

Spinach/goatcheese/orange salad: very early 90s and adequate.

Cioppino: Mine was really good. I believe there was some celeriac mashed in the bottom, which is not traditional, but the broth and seafood was impeccable. No grit in the mussels. Delightful scallops.

Desert: Pumpkin cheesecake, with cranberry clear goo (a geleee? a strained puree? not sure) and a ring-shaped cookie. Gorgeous presentation, and rather a '92-like architectural pileup. I was amused by the reference. I'm not wild about pumpkin things other than pie, but I ate this. That's saying something.

A very good deal, and a festive meal too. A good balance of tastes.

The other folks at my table had the filet of grassfed beef (lovely presentation, great meat, but too small a cut for 32.00 was the consensus) with a good and generous Caesar salad to start; Bluenose bass which I thought was over cooked but was enjoyed by the diner -- a huge fillet of it, too -- he had the hamachi appetizer to start which I tried to get a taste of but was hampered by politness!; and a two roasted chicken legs with a potato gratin, which got raves.

Very nice service, a Di-Fi sighting, and an amuse bouche of some really good crab salad to start. Sounds good to you too?

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