+

2 Places

5 Suggestions

Expand Map

2 Places

5 Suggestions

Restaurants & Bars

Auberge du Pommier - a few notes:

Sadistick | Dec 4, 201405:59 AM     16

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.

Cumbrae's
Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Discussion Summary

More from Chowhound

10 Trader Joe’s Products Nutritionists Swear By (Including Snacks!)
Guides

10 Trader Joe’s Products Nutritionists Swear By (Including Snacks!)

by Anna Hecht | It’s easy to beeline right for the peanut butter cups and frozen food at Trader Joe’s (not to mention...

19 Fantastic Salts to Stock Your Pantry & Make Your Food Shine
Shop

19 Fantastic Salts to Stock Your Pantry & Make Your Food Shine

by Roxanne Webber and Jen Wheeler | Salt is a transformative ingredient (if you're in any doubt of that, see Salt Fat Acid Heat), but...

Sonoko Sakai Wants to Teach You About Real Japanese Home Cooking
Table Talk Podcast

Sonoko Sakai Wants to Teach You About Real Japanese Home Cooking

by Hana Asbrink | Welcome to Chowhound's Table Talk podcast, where Executive Editor Hana Asbrink chats with some of...

A Party-Ready Mardi Gras Menu from New Orleans Chef Donald Link
Restaurants and Bars

A Party-Ready Mardi Gras Menu from New Orleans Chef Donald Link

by Roxanne Webber | Donald Link is one of New Orleans' best chefs, known for his down-home Cajun cuisine at Cochon and...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.