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Le Petit Cafe (Branford, CT) valentine's dinner


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Le Petit Cafe (Branford, CT) valentine's dinner

sweet | Feb 14, 2004 07:53 PM

We just returned and the food was amazing. The lobster tail appetizer was perfect with its refreshing apple corn salad. Each bite had just the right chewy crunch combination. The ample appetizer serving of the foie gras terrine was amazingly smooth and the poached pear accompaniment balanced its richness. Spread on Roy's homemade bread, it was just heavenly. Despite myself, I finished the whole thing.
Steak au poivre was even better than usual - the natural Autralian beef was so flavorful and tender. Perhaps the most outstanding aspect of the Chilean sea bass was the accompanying sweet slow-roasted garlic. Smooth as butter with just the right subtlety for the tender fish.
Though I love my husband dearly, I found it difficult to share the warm chocolate hazelnut fondant. Unlike the dense molten chocolate cakes found everywhere, this had a thin crisp shell. When popped open, a stream of chocolately hazelnut goodness oozed out.
All in all, a perfect date. We went for the 4 pm seating, and though that may seem a strange time to eat dinner, it was the perfect time for us. (We wanted to get home in time to put our daughters to bed.) It's also nice to not feel too full in the evening.


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