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SAFFRON ROOM - DFW KRLD Restaurant Week

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SAFFRON ROOM - DFW KRLD Restaurant Week

AussieGirl | Aug 20, 2004 12:32 PM

Just went there last night. The place is tucked btw Cafe Izmir and the Kismet Lounge. there's only 7 tables. really cozy lovely place with lots of chiffon curtains that billow about. It's very bedouin like.

The meal:

Saffron Soup - Lovely garlicky with heady saffron. there were tiny little croutons which was a nice touch.

Steamed Mussels - the broth was saffron (of course) with garlic, preserved lemons, chilies (good call). it was divine!

Mains:
Beef tenderloin - perfectly cooked. this was one of hte best steaks I've had ina while and it was done the way I asked. this came with a gorgeous basmatic with shitake mushrooms drizzled with truffle oil.

Cinnamon roasted duck - divine spices rubbed heavily on the duck breast which was incidently roasted perfectly - crisp skin and moist meat.

Desserts: Saffron panna cotta. It's a novel idea. I liked it but I was pretty saffroned out at this stage.

Watermelon Granita served in a martini glass. They recommended throwing in a shot of vodka (which i did). Refreshing!

Other nice touches - COMPLIMENTARY BOTTLED WATER! WHOO HOO! Not the cheap stuff either - we got Pelligrino Sparkling or Voss.

Amusee Bouche - we got a pork tenderloin with baby artichoke drizzled with truffle oil.

The service was flawless. this is also the first time that a server had introduced his helper (the guy that clears the tables). It was a fantastic meal and a great experience.

Going back next week!

cheryl

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