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Chameau - Outstanding!


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Chameau - Outstanding!

Sandra W | Aug 28, 2006 05:27 PM

Went Saturday night with a group of Hounds, er SCARFers. What a fabulous meal!

Most of us started with duck bastilla. I was wary that the duck would be too rich (and greasy.) Mounds of coursely ground duck and almonds were topped with filo rounds. There were two to the plate. Very rich, not at all greasy. Someone ordered the chilled yellow & red tomato soup. It was lovely, mild and aromatic, perfect for the summer.

For a main I ordered the summer vegetable couscous with raisins and almonds. The couscous was less "grainy" than most, and had a buttery texture. It was amazingly good. I split my dish with a friend who ordered the grilled lamb chops with smoked eggplant and red pepper jus. The meat was cooked perfectly, I loved dipping the meat in the red pepper jus. We all passed our plates around to taste -- the merguez sausage was very good, but the other astounding dish was the grilled fillet of beef skewer with roasted garlic sauce. The beef was melt-in-your-mouth tender. Didn't get to taste everything at the table; the only disappointment was the boring beet salad.

Someone ordered the red Moroccan Sangria, which tasted of mulled spices and reminded me of winter. The White Moroccan Sangria was a favorite at the table, and is a perfect summer drink.

With tax and tip, $50. each. Everyone agreed they'd come back. I loved this place. It's a small room, so make a reservation.

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