Friday night we had dinner for the first time at Citronelle, and all I can say is oh-----my------GOD!!!! It was incredible. It was fantastic. I don't know if I was light-headed from the wine or the food. THE FOOD!! It was the stuff of dreams. There is no way to describe how wonderful, wonderful, wonderful it all was. All I can think about is how in the world I can get back there again. It will take some saving or a great deal of scheming (like getting Joe H. to adopt me), but I MUST get back there again.
We got the "Michel Menu"--the 8 course tasting menu. I can go into great detail about the courses (because with every bite I was telling myself, "remember this, remember this"). But that would make a veerrry long posting. Just suffice it to say that after the very first course, we were swooning. By the fifth we were pledging to each other that we would make it to the end. I'm sure making it through the entire menu would not have been all that difficult, but even THE BUTTER there is outrageous, and in between courses, I couldn't stop eating bread and butter. Plus, everything was so damn wonderful that we swabbed the plates with bread to get every last taste. The only thing that we couldn't do were the petits fours at the end. Those came home with us.
I've been to the Inn at Little Washington and thought it was terrific. Until Citronelle. The food was better, the service was better, it is closer and doesn't require an overnight stay. Why go all the way out there when you've got the best right here???
So in short, here is my review of Citronelle:
WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW