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DAT - Hawthorne Lane lunch report


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DAT - Hawthorne Lane lunch report

sumimao | Jan 21, 2003 11:06 AM

When I went to lunch one tasting menu was offered, no choices: parsnip and scallop soup, fire-roasted free range chicken, and dulce de leche profiteroles. The soup was delicious, creamy and savory. The chicken was okay. It was a huge half-chicken, of which I only managed to eat half of the breast, so had lots of take-home leftovers. The chicken came with artichoke hearts and panko-crumbed lemon risotto. Quite adequate dish but not really special in my mind.

The dessert was yummy. At that point I was pretty close to being full and the three small scoops of caramel ice cream, with choux pastry tops and bottoms and a drizzle of caramel on top, were the perfect size. I love caramel ice cream and this combined perfectly with the choux pastry. There was a rum crème anglaise on the plate which tasted good but didn’t make much impression eaten with the ice cream.

The service was quite leisurely, a drawback at lunchtime IMO. However, specific requests to the waitstaff were carried out expeditiously.

The tasting menu items were priced a la carte as well and the a la carte total was $32, so DAT saved one quite a bit of money. Great opportunity to try this restaurant.

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