Finally got back to Troquet after a long absence (I haven't been back since the expansion), and I'm happy to report the food is still exceptional: excellent rolls and butter, foie gras two ways (especially loved the exquisite pate'), a plate of six cheeses (favorite: a golden, aged Gouda), crispy duck confit, a cannelloni of short ribs, a frisee salad with a fried egg on top, a sticky toffee pudding (good, but not Caffe Umbra good).
I was a bit dismayed to see how the wine prices have swollen, however. A lot of two-ounce pours in the $7-10 range, many four-ounce pours in the high teens. I'm familiar with a few of these wines, and my sense is that Trouquet is now wine-gouging. Really pumped up the bill, just sampling a few mouthfuls of wine with each course, though I'm still grateful for the very useful pairings of wines with specific dishes.
Excellent service, a fabulous view of the Common from the upstairs dining room, a luxurious meal, but the price tag was still a bit of a shock.
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