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Bon Savor at dinner

Joanie | Jan 13, 2006 07:18 AM

Tried the newish Bon Savor in JP, formerly Cafe Cantata, for dinner last nite after having a nice brunch a month or so ago. Very limited menu, 3 entrees, a couple salads and soups, a couple apps, 3 or 4 savory crepes and 4 dessert crepes. Thankfully a couple things caught my eye right away. Started with greens w/ the usual gorgonzola, nuts, apple, and some bacon ($6.95). This was done very well and could be split if you were having entrees, but I managed to eat the whole thing as did a friend who also ordered one. They had a decent basket of bread but the butter which was mixed with some herbs or something didn't taste fresh. I had onion soup as my entree which I hadn't had in years and other than being hard to get to the bread and cheese without spilling over, no complaints. Lots of onions, good amount of cheese, nice crock for $4.95. They had a special of pumpkin soup that day which was also ordered and my little taste seemed fine. Very thick tho. One person ordered the salmon entree which came with great gorgonzola mashed potatoes, sauteed veggies and some green sauce on the salmon. My little bite was good and she ate it all. The entree prices seemed a tad high for a neighborhood spot w/ no beer or wine. Salmon was $18.95, they also had a steak for $19.95 and a chicken for $16.95 I think. We were too full for dessert, and it'd be nice to have some desserts other than crepes, but it was a pleasant dinner and I'll keep that salad in mind for future reference.

Also finally stopped at Flames II in Brigham Circle and got a "medium" sized plate of stew beef, rice & beans and veggies. Lots of food for $7.50 (a small has no veggie, large is even bigger). I chose the cabbage & carrots for lack of anything better (peas & carrot cubes was the other choice) but this was really good and I was sorry I stopped her from piling more on as she served me. The beef dish was pretty good, I was feeling lazy and didn't want to deal with bones which appear in almost all their other entrees (oxtail, goat, chicken, etc.). The beef could have been a little warmer, hazards of a steam table I guess, but I'll try the goat and others in the future.

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