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gearoy | Dec 15, 2006 05:45 AM

Another trip to Canele in Atwater and another great meal! Thought that after Irene's review that it would be packed, but got seated right away. The staff are just great: sweet, professional, and knowledgeable. Tasted three appetizers: the beet salad, a celery root salad, and the brandade. The celery root was very special - crisp and tart against the spice of red onion and shaved garlic and balanced with big leafs of parsley. The brandade was restrained yet fun and the beet salad was fine but unremarkable. Entrees included a great seared trout with roasted leeks that made me forget about going fishing and cooking over a campfire. Just exquisite! The leg of lamb was nicely done with large pearls of Israeli couscous that just shined. The snapper was simple and elegant. I still adore the chocolate-almond torte that is redolent of a fine fresh chocolate covered marzipan candy - not too sweet, but definitely a dessert that can help you finish the last of your red wine. This is definitely my new favorite place!

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