Last evening, four of us went to the early seating at the Savory Tastes Cafe. They were having a special New Years multi-course dinner. We had all been for their previous year's New Year's dinner and had enjoyed it immensely. I normally do not like going out on New Year's as many places overcharge for their meals, and the meals just never taste as good as they should. But, last year's meal was so delicious, we went again this year. And had another pleasurable evening.
One of then highlights was the lobster mousse. The course was lobster ravioli with lobster mousse with a parmesan bordelaise sauce with a tuch of cayenne pepper. The mousse was creamy, light and had just the right balance of lobster taste. It was but an accompaniment to the ravioli but was wonderful. When a place pays attention to its sides and accompaniments as much as their entrees, I think it is a restaurant that truly cares about its food.
Another accompaniment was an Asiago potato pave, a square of layer after layer of thinly sliced potatoes with cheese. It was absolutely delicious.
The entrees were equally as good. You had a choice between a beef tenderloin au poivre & jumbo shrimp and bacon wrapped scallops. Each couple got one of each entree so we could split the entrees with each other. The beef was extremely tender and the seafood was very fresh.
The other courses, from French onion soup to caeasar salad were also delicious.
I have recommended this restaurant before here and will again heartily recommend it to all. I have gone numerous times, as have a number of my friends and family, and no one has had a bad meal yet. Its quality has not dimmed over time and I look forward to more excellent meals there in 2006.
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