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Neva, a very pleasant surprise


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Neva, a very pleasant surprise

erly | | Sep 23, 2011 11:37 PM

Neva has only been mentioned here only once.
A friend suggested we go there.
The Servers smile, and it is real.
We were told that the Chef trained at Le Grand Cascade,
This was enough for us to make a Reservation.
We had an excellent Meal at Pierre Gagnaire this week, but there is not a single Dish that will be embedded in my memory.
The app. egg at Neva will.
Enjoyed it more than the famous egg at L;arpege.
Sitting on a bed of finely chopped Vegetables, and an incredibly light Mayo was an egg coated with what I though was chinese Vermicelli, ( the server shared the secret, and it was not)
Deep Fried without a hint of grease sat the Egg
When I cut into it a perfect soft boiled egg poured out.
It was a wow!!
He had the Shrimp Ravioli, and loved it.
I ordered the Sweetbreads, with Seasonal Mushrooms and they came beautifully glazed and crispy on the outside and creamy inside, another perfect dish.
He the slow cooked Veal, which was formed into a circle and beautifully plated.
Thought it was excellent.
We shared a Dessert
la sphere
We are not big on Chocolate Ice Cream Desserts, but were told that this is a must.
A perfect Chocolate Sphere covered with Gold Leaf, a spun sugar Flag fastened to the plate with an Almond and the Flag of Gold Leaf.
The server then poured Hot Chocolate over the Sphere which melted the surface and enclosed a Pear Helene Ice Cream.
Two perfect Truffles were presented beside it, mini replicas of the Large Sphere also coated with Gold Leaf.
3 Courses 36E
2 Courses 29E
As we shared a Dessert we were charged
1 two and 1 three course, plus supplement 3 1/2 E for the Sphere.
The Restaurant was not full, but I expect it will be when word gets around.

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