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La Petite Auberge mini-review

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La Petite Auberge mini-review

dkstar1 | May 21, 2004 10:07 AM

The place is very cozy and pretty much a no frills setting. Service was remarkably hospitable. Biggest pepper shakers I've ever seen.

Onion Soup - dissapointing. Lacked sherry or something. I've made much better versions at home.

Foie Gras Terrine - quite good. Hearty with perfectly toasted points.

Soft Shell Crabs (3) - Yum. Simply grilled but very good. Seeing 3 instead of the avg. 2 was a nice surprise.

Filet Mignon with Bernaise - Decent cut of meat, properly cooked (but slightly uneven). Bernaise sauce was standard. The frites that came with them were good, although some were a bit soggy.

The Duck L'orange looked fantastic. I wish I had that. Looked really really tasty.

My wife had the lamb chops and said they were very good...they looked very good. She did think it needed some sauce of some kind...so we asked for a jus that seemed to do the trick.

The side salads were above average and of appropriate proportions.

Being practically next door to where I live, I will no doubt be back, at the very least to try the duck l'orange. Skip the onion soup. You've had much better elsewhere.

Wine list is tiny, but with some nice options. We had a bottle of the 1997 CHÂTEAU MOULIN-ST.-GEORGES (bordeaux)(marked up from $27 (Wine Spectator) to $50) which was pretty good. Not superb, but good.

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