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Josie last night

AJ | Mar 10, 2005 11:43 AM

Thank you to everyone who recommended the "tagine" of short ribs at Josie. We went last night and it was superb.
We arrived a little early and they wouldn't seat us, even though the restaurant was half empty. So we started the evening off at the bar with a lovely glass of pinot noir!
Then came the feast!
I had the butternut squash soup with a compote of farmers market vegetables on a baked apple. The apple was hard and impossible to eat with a spoon, but I scooped out all those amazing veggies which were so fresh and tasty it made me wonder if I should have gone for the farmer's market tasting menu instead. Soup was flavorful, delicious, yum!
Hubby had a mushroom, cream puff pastry concoction which didn't quite work for me. It was perfectly fine, but reminded me of a dish my mother used to make at her fancy dinner parties. Hubby loved it.
Then to the "tagine". Wow! You people know your stuff. Two giant short ribs on a bed of cous cous and roasted vegetables. Once again, I was amazed by how delicious these veggies were. Which farmer's market is she going too?! I must find out! This dish was huge and could easily be shared. Hubby was more than happy to help me out. He said they were great, but not as great as mine, which I knew he only said becasue it was our anniversary and he thought it was romantic! I thought the venison must have made him delusional! I am assuming the venison was great. It dissapeared in no time without even making it to my side of the table.
We ordered the truffle fries too. If at this point you are thinking what pigs we are, you would be right! We didn't need the fries. But we couldn't resist. And they were great!
We also didn't need desert, but we had it anyway. A trio of creme brulee style pot du creme.. Vanilla - smooth and rich. Caramel - not as flavorful as I would have hoped for. Chocolate - oh my! Rich, dark, and decadent. The clear winner on the plate.
Hubby had congnac. I couldn't move to order anything else.
We floated out on a cloud of pot du creme.
Will definitely be back soon.

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