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Aquitaine - RW dinner day 3

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Aquitaine - RW dinner day 3

Spike! | Aug 20, 2003 08:29 PM

For bread, they brought out 1.5" diameter fluffy hollow buttery pastries, but it was too salty. They then brought out freshly baked rolls that had a crust that was chewy enough to make your jaws hurt (picture french bread in the shape of a dinner roll).

Only one choice for appetizer: mixed greens w/ a vinegar dressing that was way too salty (someone's taste buds are way off in the kitchen) and a 1/2" thick slice of crunchy french bread w/ a goat cheese tomato spread (couldn't taste much of the spread...tastebuds were overloaded by the salty sald)-:

You had a choice from two entrees. My wife had the chicken which was the better of the two. The chicken breast was not overcooked and had a nice taste (mustard seed sauce). It was placed atop rather bland spinach which was then on top of mashed potatoes.

The other entree was a sole provencale (cooked w/ olives, zucchini, eggplant). Tasty way to cook sole, but the sole was meager (two 4"x4" pieces), so I wasn't too full. My wife also thought the sole spelled and taste fishy, but I couldn't taste anything except the surrounding provencale sauce (which again was a bit salty).

Only one choice for desert: what tasted like a creme brulee w/o the burned crust on top w/ a few fresh berries on the side. The blackberry (I think) was really sour. Otherwise, it was an ok desert, but nothing I'd choose if I had a choice. My wife (who likes creme brulee) liked it though.

Environment was really noisy and the tables were a bit too close together.
Service was excellent.
Not sure what was up w/ the hostess' dress. Talk about being forced to look at a person's bra and cleavage as she bent over to cross our names off the reservation list...it's like the forced eavesdropping when you sit next to people who talk loudly :-P

Overall a disappointment. Icarus' 25th anniversary was much better.

p.s., sizes are only approximate :-)

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