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Tournesol, sweetbreads, etc. , a little long


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Tournesol, sweetbreads, etc. , a little long

Darrek | Mar 21, 2005 03:18 PM

I had dinner at Tournesol Saturday and, of about a dozen meals there, I think it might have been my best one there yet.

I was thrilled to find out that they had just added sweetbreads to their menu the day before in the rotating "offal slot" (the liver is gone now.) Since there was a recent thread on sweetbreads I thought I'd share my experience with the board. I really enjoyed the sweetbreads, they were floured and sauteed so they were a little crispy. They were served with small matchstick-sized carrot slices, pearl onions and (if I remember correctly) a port wine sauce surrounding a nice pile of pureed potatoes, expressed through a pastry bag to resemble a the top of a soft serve ice cream cone. A very nice presentation. I hope this can become a permanent part of the menu.

My companion had a pork loin roast that I tried, it was also very good. I also have to say that I loved the duck liver mousse I got as an appetizer. Very smooth and rich, and very sublime considering it was duck. If they had told me it was goose I would have believed them. The desserts were nice but I really wish they would bring back the custard trio!

The price was right too, just under $100 for 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 2 desserts and 4 glasses of wine. If you order off the prix fixe menu, which my companion did, it's only $22 for 3 courses. An incredible value for a weekend.

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