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Chillingsworth didn't disappoint

Joanie | Nov 10, 2003 08:23 AM

We stuck with our original plan to eat the 7 course meal here for our friend's b-day since we were staying at Ocean Edge (on the Cape in Brewster) anyway. I was a little apprehensive after reading the negative reviews here but the menu looked so good and we were curious about this legend. And all three of us were very happy with our meal. It was a little slow for a Sat. nite, maybe everyone was out watching the lunar eclipse. The place is very cute in an old country home kind of way and the staff was pleasant. I was drinking chardonnay for $8 a glass and the other two split a half bottle of cabernet for about $26. Glasses weren't overpriced at least. All the appetizer choices sounded amazing but we finally narrowed it down to the truffle mac and cheese, crab cake and crabmeat salad on tuna carpaccio (or something like that). The mac & cheese was sinfully rich, a very nice not too bready crab cake and the crabmeat/tuna was fine altho a little bland.

My cajun lobster bisque was delicious, the sweet potato leek soup was nice and my friend enjoyed the consumme w/ tomato sorbet. Salad w/ nuts and chevre was good but overdressed then a tiny scoop grapefruit sorbet. I got scallops w/ corn pudding and french green beans for an entree. It was good altho the pudding was a little too soft for me, I pictured it with a bit more consistancy. One friend was happy with the tenderloin of beef and I think the best entree may have been the veal steak w/ foie gras polenta. That was one mighty fine side dish, they had lots of foie gras items on the menu. They then brought a plate of great cookies and truffles that could have easily been dessert but we plowed ahead with an apple tarte w/ almond ice cream, trio of creme brulees and warm choc. cake w/ vanilla ice cream. The coffee and plain brulees were esp. wonderful, chocolate was a little overpowering but she brought a side of whipped cream to help cut that.

So while we paid $65 to $68 for the 7 courses, I think we all felt like we got our money's worth.

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