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RW Sandrine's (Harvard Square)

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RW Sandrine's (Harvard Square)

Spike! | Aug 24, 2005 11:00 PM

Sandrine's actually has their RW menu on their web site:
http://www.sandrines.com/special_even...

Most of us had the salad. It was ok..nothing too memorable about it.

The better of the entrees was the roast duck. The tarragon carrot puree underneath the slices of duck was excellent.

The salmon seemed like a strange experiment in flavors, and to make it worse, the salmon was a bit overcooked. The rice/tomato/onion fondue underneath the salmon tasted more like a tapenade. There was what looked and tasted like tomato sauce (albeit fresh w/ chunks of tomatoes) on top of the salmon. The salmon itself seemed overpowered by this "fondue", so the semolina/ginger crust just couldn't be tasted.

The single dessert choice was interesting. It was chocolate mousse in a champagne flute, w/ some raspberry sauce and fluff (yep, the marshmellow stuff in a jar) on top. The mousse itself was pretty sweet which some folks didn't like but I did.

You couldn't do any substitutions from the main menu, but you could add stuff a la carte ($6 for alternative desserts). Portion wise, I thought it was small since we were still a little hungry afterwards. We're going to have to check out Sage next year; some of our dinner companions had it for restaurant week and they said they were stuffed :-)

Overall, an ok experience, but not good enough to return...

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