Wow! That is all we could say when we left this quaint replacement for the space formerly occupied by Cafe at Cedars. Greg, chef and proprietor and Kelly, his lovely fiancee, have brought a true gem to our community.
Three of us made a spontaneous decision to have lunch today at Rosalie, named after Greg's mother. We were greeted warmly and seated by Kelly. After giving us the particulars of the du jour offerings, we were committed. The soup, a creamy sweet pea, finished with a tomato fondue, crème fraîche, and tiny pea pod was served at the perfect temperature and tasted amazing.
The quiche, caramelized onion, tomato concassé and asparagus was prepared with a puff pastry crust and served with 2 side salads. Field greens with their house made buttermilk dressing and couscous with lemon zest, mint and finely diced red bell pepper.
The entrée salad was field greens with poached chicken breast, orange segments and julianned red bell pepper and the buttermilk dressing. The salad also came with a side of the couscous. I can not eat bell peppers so my salad came with perfectly roasted vegetables. Zucchini, yellow squash and mushrooms.
Everything was as fresh as I have seen. Greg stopped by to inquire about our satisfaction. We were thrilled with our dishes! Their focus is on fresh local ingredients and a real dining experience. They are spot on. Their menu is limited and changes almost daily. When we first looked at the menu, we were wondering why there were so few choices. We definitely understand now.
We passed on dessert. I do not drink coffee, but my friends both had coffee and I must tell you, the fragrance was divine. When Kelly brought our check, we were presented with their house made chocolate truffle. I don't even have a word for how blown away we were!
We were disheartened to see so many empty spaces in this small center. Restaurant Rosalie needs and absolutely deserves the support of our community. It is a BYOB and offers two prix fixe options for dinner. We will be regulars and I ask all the Hounds around to give them an opportunity to be as successful as they deserve to be!
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