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Camden House-review

Just Larry | Mar 10, 2006 07:15 PM

Camden House has been open about a month now but almost no one seems to know about it. We were the first to arrive last Saturday night at 7PM. We sat at a comfy banquette. They have a large well priced wine list both for glasses and bottles. There are lots of hight ticket bottles and glasses too but the list is so well picked that there are no clinkers to be found, even on the cheapest items. The menu has many appealing sounding dishes on it. It is really hard to pick just a couple. Wife had an Asian Pear, nut and cheese salad. They substituted Goat Cheese for Gorgonzola with no argument. I completely enjoyed my Scallop App. too. Bread and olive oil were brought with the apps. Bread is La Brea, freshly sliced just before they bring it out. Olive oil was totally tasteless and odorless. I pointed that out to the server and she brought out a little ramekin of a very high quality oil. I had a Quail Salad for a main and wife asked if they would do a Mushroom Polenta with Haricot Vert as her main. No problem. Excellent food. We had a Cheese Plate that also had a dried pear, nuts and a fruit and nut bread served with it. All 3 cheeses were just fantastic and not your typical selections. Brillat Savarin was one of them. We also had the Chocolate Dessert. It was chocolatey but not really sweet. I really liked that alot as I am always complaining that desserts usually taste like a blast of sugar. 2 glasses of wine, 3 apps. 1 veggie plate, 3 cheese plate, dessert, coffee was $105.00 before tip. It was one of the more enjoyable meals that I have recently had. This place is really off the radar so far. Chef used to work at Michael's and is from Bresse, France.

Camden House
430 N. Camden Dr.
BH
310 285 9848

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