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Restaurant Week lunch at Locke-Ober

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Restaurant Week lunch at Locke-Ober

Rubee | Aug 23, 2005 04:54 PM

Had a great lunch today at Locke-Ober (first time for RW for us). At 1:30 the downstairs dining room was never more than half full. Though the menu offered limited selections, I really enjoyed my meal. If I remember correctly, First Course was a choice of fresh and dried corn soup with millefiore honey, and Heirloom tomato salad with pork cracklings. Entrees were Haddock Fish and Chips, and a chicken dish with mozzarella and swiss chard gnocchi. The offered dessert was a creme fraiche panna cotta with watermelon 'soup'.

My first course was excellent - a chilled, light corn soup drizzled with green and yellow herb/oil reductions which made it look as pretty as it tasted. Very generous "fish and chips" - two nice-sized panko-breaded haddock pieces garnished with fried parsley. Perfectly cooked - crispy on the outside, moist on the inside. The fries were also excellent. Couldn't finish it. Dessert was a winner -I loved the creaminess of the panna cotta with the bright summery taste of watermelon (the panna cotta sat in a pool of watermelon puree and was garnished with cubes of sweet watermelon). Would definitely recommend. Didn't try the other choices because E. went with the Lobster Club on brioche when he saw it on the regular menu. BTW, that was HUGE, lots of lobster and avocado, served with both curly shoe-string fries and a cubed potato/carrot/pea salad. It was very good also. So, we were very happy with this choice, and would definitely recommend.

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