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GREAT experience at applewood


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GREAT experience at applewood

jeremiah | Jun 9, 2006 12:03 AM

Hadn't been to applewood in a while, so we went tonight. I'd forgotten just how great this place is. It was busy, but not so much that we had a long wait or couldn't hear each other talk. The service was professional and unobtrusive, but friendly and really helpful. We hadn't been back since the owner's baby was little, so we were sad to learn that she's no longer there (the baby, that is), but the owner was on hand to help with food and wine suggestions that were right on the money. We struck up a conversation with the folks at the next table and they, too, were having a tremendous time. The food was fresher, cleaner and more delicious than anything we'd had in our memories. Amazing lobster salad, cheese plate, pork belly and scallops for starters. Our entrees were a lovely black bass, an amazing lamb done both braised and grilled, a wild salmon, and the best duck breast I've had in my life. Desserts were particularly good, an amazing chocolate souffle, a delightful crepe and one of the best pineapple upside-down cakes I've ever had. What a treat! I'm writing to remind everyone to go to applewood...we wished we'd been back sooner!

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