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La Voile

9lives | Dec 2, 2007 05:57 AM

6 of us had dinner last night. It was crowded and things got off to a slow start. 8:30 res and we were still at the bar waiting at 9 ish. Truth is we were having so much fun that we didn't notice but the maitre'd did and came over to apologize. Without us saying a word, the round of drinks was comped and they brought a charcuterie plate over. Scheduling mistakes can happen (like our table having 6 people linger over their coffee), are hard to predict; but the restaurant went out of their way to make it up...and succeeded

We were shown to a very nice corner table. On to the food..

We sort of cobbled together a 4 course dinner

Round 1..appetizers..2 bone marrow plates(1 of my favorite items and better than the excellent version at KO Prime), a foie gras terrine, mussels. We also ended up with a steamed, whole foie gras in cabbage. Everything was delicious..also another small charcuterie plate.

Round 2..2 Dover Sole..perfectly done..filleted and plated at the table..firm, sweet fish, beautifully carved by our talented young waiter.

Round 3. I had the sweetbreads; which were fantastic..and sample the blanquett de veau and the bouillabaise (which will be lunch)..everything was great. Rest of the table had beef which I didn't taste but looked properly done to MR and got good reviews.

Round 4..Dessert..I was "done" at this point..and maybe someone else can fill in.

A good selection of wines suggested by our waiter..started with some white Burgundy, a light Loire red and a hearty Cotes du Rhone to finish. I wasn't taking notes and don't recall the names; but everything paired well with the food.

My overall take is this is a very good restaurant...great food, warm, friendly, professional service. Very good addition to the Boston restaurant scene. We all really enjoyed this meal.

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