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lovely meal at Chameau (long)

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lovely meal at Chameau (long)

annalulu | Jun 6, 2005 12:46 AM

Been meaning to try this place FOREVER and tonight seemed as good a night as any!

Husband loves more exotic foods, I tend towards the more "domestic" side of things, so it's usually a compromise when we go out to eat. Chameau made it a very pleasant compromise indeed.

We made reservations for 6PM, their opening time. There was already one couple in the place when we arrived! They only have beer and wine, I had a champagne cocktail, husband had the sangria. He said it was the best he's had in a long time. I enjoyed my drink as well.

some fresh baked little olive rolls were brought out, along with a plate of lemon olive oil, olives, and a red pepper spread. All was yummy!

Starters were the Spring vegetable soup with fresh peas and asparagus, and he had the grilled merguez sausage. both were large portions. The soup was unbelievable...the peas were still just a tiny bit crisp and sweet, the apsparagus cooked to perfection with no stringiness (is that a word!?) The sausage was spicy and very flavorful, plus the plate also featured thick chick pea fries and a red pepper salad. We were in over our heads, and probably could have stopped there, but entrees were on the way.

I had the steak culotte, medium rare. It was cooked to perfection. A HUGE portion...probably at least 8 oz. and very thick. The outside was crisp, the middle warm and very tender, just the right amount of red. Husband had the lamb tagine, a standard dish. The flavors of cinnamon, clove, and fruit juices infused every bite. It was divine.

We saved room for dessert by halving our entress and taking the rest to go. Dessert was the gateau aux chocolat, which was okay...the house made caramel ice cream on top was far superior. I had fresh mint tea, a perfect way to end the meal.

With tax and tip, total was $115.00 and well well worth it. Service was VERY friendly and efficient. Vibe and decor was trendy and cute, sort of space-age airport loungy, but very comfortable, particulary the booths.

We'll be back soon.

Link: http://www.chameaurestaurant.com/food...

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