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Django again

herbalicious | Jan 10, 2002 11:19 PM

Here we go with this place again!
We're just falling over ourselves to praise it.

Not without its due, of course.

Went tonight.
Slight annoyance with reservations, but nothing really.

Had quail for appetizer and duck for entree.
The former was stuffed, and was on a bed of carrots and other vegetables.
The duck was on couscous, with a duck sauce, and oh, confit.
Companion had lobster fricassee for app, sea bass for entree.
Former was sort of small, on mangos and beets.
Latter was accompanied by something I can't remember, sorry.
All was superb.

Then we had the cheese course, built up to an unimaginable expectation level by Katie Benes.
It met expectations nonetheless, with 9 small portions of wonderful cheeses.
My favorite was the mountain gorgonzola, but there was also 2 goat cheeses, and a Parmesan Reggiano I believe.
Sorry I can't remember more, I'm amazed the owner remembered as much as she did. She truly is the most knowledgeable person I've ever seen on the subject, although I haven't exactly been chasing cheese purveyors down.
We brought 2 selections from Moore Bros. that matched very well, a 2000 Fleurie (sp)?, and a Lustau San Emilio sherry for the cheese.
The latter, I just could not stop drinking.

Service was great, more professional than I remember at most BYOBs, but just as personable.

At this point, I'm waiting for someone to say something bad of note about Django. It's not coming from me right now and for the foreseeable future.

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