Back to Applewood for dinner. This time with bread they served butter, a squash spread and duck rillette-do they change every day? Then a tasty potato-garlic soup, scallops with beef cheeks (each were good-but together? Not to my taste.) And then....we waited...and waited. A large group came in, and the chef came out to greet them-kisses, handshakes...and I was thinking: "is someone cooking my dinner?" The waiter did stop by a few times so we knew we weren't forgotten, but still--about 40 minutes between courses. I should say one of them was an excellent squab risotto, which certainly can take some time to make, but still. Also had sturgeon, which was good but not great, served with brussels sprouts which were a bit over salted (but my standard is Quilty's, which I still long for-Katy, where are you?). Oh, and a salad, which was, well, a salad.
To finish we had hot chocolate, which was the melted chocolate type, with kitchen-made marshmallows and "oreo" type cookies-rich and decadent.
So while I still really like it, I may wait a bit for them to settle in and dispatch with all the friends and family coming in, and I would probably stick to the meat dishes over the fish.