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Lacroix---elegant, tasty...and Arctic

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Lacroix---elegant, tasty...and Arctic

Mark H. | Jun 28, 2004 11:20 AM

We had a delightful meal at Lacroix this weekend, finding that we simply had enough food with each of us ordering the three course meal. Fluke over escargot...marvelous; halibut with white asparagus...marvelous; John Dory (St. Pierre in France, St. Peter's fish in the UK)...marvelous;
dessert, a cherry surprise...marvelous. Our wine was a 2001 Zenith Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. Crisp and enough fruit to please my wife. Always enjoy Sauvignon Blancs from NZ, ever since being introduced to Cloudy Bay years ago. Only disappointed to learn that it is a $16 retail wine ($48 on Lacroix's menu).
Asked whether it was a "special occasion" when calling for reservations. My response was that every date with my wife was a special occasion. That qualified us for the candle in the little piece of chocolate cake award. Another couple had fresh flowers delivered to their table. Nice touch. Noise level nice and low (noise being one of my biggest complaints about fine restaurants).

So, my only complaint: the air conditioner was set to Arctic blast. Several requests to lower the A/C resulted in temporary improvements. Nearly every woman was seen adjusting her sweater or wrap. My neighbor, in town to celebrate her 52nd anniversary with her husband, agreed the temperature was simply inexcusable. Spending $225 a couple, you shouldn't freeze. Anyone else have a similar experience there recently?

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