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Carens Wine & Cheese (Review)


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Carens Wine & Cheese (Review)

NoFixedAddress | Dec 9, 2007 07:38 PM


First time diner, long time lurker.................

Went and met up with friends on Saturday Night
Suggested was Caren's

Glad I went

First off nice staff
From the time I called and spoke to the lady on the phone, to the time we walked in

Casual, unpretentious, cool vibe

3 in our party:

Started off with:
Chef's Choice
Rondin, Boerenkaas, Morbier & Parmigiano- Reggiano
Brie de Meaux, Chevre Noir & Blue Benedictine

Nice plate but smaller than what I had expected.
All good.

Then had the Fondue For Two
We chose the Gruyere cheese Fondue (white wine, kirsh & a hint of garlic)

Then the PEI Black Mussels
(white wine, fennel & fine herbs broth)
HUGE portion thought it had to be more than a pound.

The the Crab Cakes
Pan-Seared with a pommery mustard cream sauce.
AWESOME!, again portion a bit small. (only 2 crab cakes).
Would have liked that they served a few more on the plate and put up the price.
Hard to share as these were SO GOOD, we fought over them!

The gentleman in our party had the 8oz Striploin Medallion
Grilled striploin with a celeriac puree, sautéed baby fall vegetables & haricot vert with a Coffee rum glaze

We stole his meal, my friend and I.
After sampling his Steak , HOLY WOW!
It melted in your mouth and whatever they marinated it, it was like butter in your mouth
And the aroma of this Steak, spectacular.

Friend has the Caramel cheesecake, which we all shared.
WISHED they had a Creme Brulee on the dessert list, would have ended the evening off nice

SERVICE - Outstanding
Simply nice folks with smiles all around
Not pushy service, answered our questions and also GREAT funky tunes!

Made my Saturday Night!

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