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RW at Lumiere

MC Slim JB | | Aug 25, 2006 09:12 PM

Seems like I can't escape going to at least one Restaurant Week meal every time it comes around, and this summer was no exception. (Of course, I think I've seen more positive RW reviews here this time around than usual.) I'm glad to report a very positive, high-value experience at Lumiere, replete with good service and a kitchen effort that seems close to its usual high standard, with four options for each course.

Starters of a tomato salad and corn soup, the latter especially wonderful, mainly a puree, and lovely, especially with local corn nearing its peak. Mains of roast chicken breast (with more corn) and bluefish with mustard sauce and a lot of chopped vegetables: both solid, good-sized, very tasty entrees. Blueberry crisp (I had the all-local RW meal, I guess) and a lovely dark chocolate "mousse terrine" with (!) malted vanilla ice cream, my favorite flavor combo at Christina's. Wicked.

Did not at all mind springing for a $36 Chinon rouge with this. A very enjoyable evening, with free parking out back. Bring a jacket, though: they seem to love to blast the AC here.