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Restaurant Plan B - Asbury


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Restaurant Plan B - Asbury

equal_Mark | | Feb 27, 2009 10:19 AM

Went to Dinner at Plan B a couple nights ago and had a thoroughly enjoyable meal. It is a narrow, well lit space reminiscent of some Manhattan eateries, There are plaster and brick walls that are hung with original art.
When I was seated I was given an unusual "Amuse" of a small box of "S'mores" Popcorn. The combination of sweet and salty was pretty tasty...

I opted for the Prixfix menu, which is $25 for four courses.

I started with Cream of tomato soup, drizzled with fennel oil The soup contained a dollop of Coriander flan (Which retained it's texture and was a nice accompaniment) . This was followed by a Field Green Salad with Honey roasted pear, a hearty sprinkling of blue cheese & toasted pine nut vinaigrette.

Having participated in the recent burger threads here I decided to try the Black Angus Burger which is usually topped with pickled shallots, baby lettuce, roasted tomato, & cheddar cheese. As is my usual practice I substituted blue cheese for the cheddar. The burger is served with house made pomme frites. The burger was very good, and was just fine eaten as is, no other condiments needed. The frites were good, but as they were made with several types of potatoes (fingerling, sweet, etc) they were not evenly cooked as some types of potato cook differently than others. These also did not need any catsup. One unusual note was that the Burger was served as it is listed on the regular entrée menu, which includes a side salad. This resulted in my Salad Course being followed by an entrée with another salad (this one in a Caesar style dressing). I like salad, so this was no biggie.

For dessert there was a choice of tres leche cake or coconut brownie bars with vanilla ice cream. I'm afraid I don't have a sweet tooth so I decided to pass.

All in all it was very good. A nice addition to the recent quantity of seemingly constantly changing establishments in Asbury, especially in the current economic situation. The menu changes every month to reflect the seasonal variations in ingredients. They are also now offering a monthly Shabbat dinner, which has become very popular and reservations are suggeted. Generally it is the last Friday of the month at 7:30 pm... 3 course dinner with prayers for $21 per person.

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