my SO and I decided to treat ourselves last friday. we had been going to ethnic/funky restaurants for quite a while and decided we needed a sure thing, great food, service and cozy atmosphere. Troquet delivered on all except the latter.
we arrived at 730pm and were seated promptly by the window. as my SO doesnt break 100 pounds and she was chilly so we were moved to a deuce away from the draft.
starting with the poached lobster (her) and the duo of foie gras (me) we were immediately impressed. the foie was served one way as a small terrine of mousse heavily scented with truffle and topped with chopped pistachios and secondly as a nice piece of seared liver along with apple and pineapple confits (two separate items) i was also served a stack of warm toasty brioche sticks to spread the mousse on. this was an amazing dish. the lobster was cooked until just done (very tender) and the gnocchi and spring peas were also perfectly done and seasoned.
the grrl had the salmon special and i had the sea bass. both were done perfectly and the accompanying sides and sauces were complimentary without being overwhelming.
for dessert we split the passion fruit thingy. i can't remember what the actual description was but any words would probably fall short of describing this rich custard/cake thingy with coconut sorbet. yummy.
we had let the waiter (who looked like eric stolz) pick our wines and he did an admirable job off their extensive by-the-glass list.
the biggest surprise was the check was only $150.00 before tip.
the down side? we were looking for a cozy place and this was not it. there were punk kids on cell phones on the stairs and the staff manning the cheese trolley was wearing jeans and an old polo shirt, what's up with that?
so if any hounds out there can recommend a similar place with comparable food but with a more intimate setting i'd love to hear about it.
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