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Citizen Cake - so salty!

Wendy Lai | Nov 11, 200212:38 PM    

Went to Citizen Cake last night for a pre-concert dinner. We were really looking forward to their desserts, having had it a few other occuassion, we knew their desserts are wonderful.
Sunday nights are $35 prix fix dinner, three salads and three entree to choose from. The three salad choices were a chickpea salad in cumin dressing served on a pappadam, an endive salad and a butternut bean with brocolli rabe. We ordered the chickpea and the butternut bean with brocolli rabe. The flavor of both items were good, but everything was too salty! The cumin dressing was salty, the pappadam was salty, the butternut bean was salty. We weren't sure if it's just us, or it's suppose to be that way...but when entrees came we knew it wasn't us, because the entree was over salted as well.
Entree selections were a salad nicoise with seared ahi, chicken confit with sautee spinch and beets, and seared mahi on minted couscous. We ordered the first two items. The tuna in the nicoise was way overcooked. There was barely any hint of pink left in our tuna pieces, and the coriander crust was almost a salt crust in my order. Since we were press for time to make curtin I didn't send anything back. Plus the service was so friendly and accommodating, I didn't want to make the waitress feel bad... The chicken confit was not too salty according to my friend. It's fall-off-the-bone tender but not dry, juicy and flavorful. A combination of red and golden beets provided a nice contrast to the spinch saute.
The highlight of the meal was of course the dessert. We had a passionfruit mousse cake called tropical shag, a chocolateholic's dream cake called after midnight, and a lemon moouse cake with raspberry gelatin top. All three cakes were light and so intense in their respective flavors. I was so glad I got to end the meal on a good note after all the salt I consummed.
Will definitly go there for dessert but not for dinner again.

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