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Auberge du Pommier - a few notes:

Sadistick | Dec 4, 201405:59 AM

Having not been here in a few years and after seeing much discussed as of late on the boards (though no actual reviews!) I decided to take some clients last night for a holiday meal.

As time does not permit me to, rather than an elaborate play by play as many of you so eloquently regale, some notes:

Pros:
- Service was right on point
- Most apps were nearly perfectly executed - the mushroom/puff pastry/poached egg choice being the clear winner.
- Great pace of the meal, no feeling of being rushed

Cons:
- Faint whiff of wood smoke when you arrive, fine - though it only strengthens as the night goes on, and you leave smelling like a camp fire. Clearly a need to address their ventilation system if they want to have open fires on the dining room floor.
- The beef - I ordered their beef main. I cannot recall the exact cut of meat, but surely it should not have been so tough/dry at my desired medium rare request. I wonder who supplies them, someone needs to give them Cumbrae's card.

While I would not rush back, it was a nice meal overall, great company, but I would stick with their Apps in future and perhaps assemble my own tasting menu with 4-5 options.

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