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Lucques Review

Elle Woods | Jun 19, 2003 05:45 PM

I finally got a chance to dine at Lucques last night ... I'd say all in all, the dining experience was positive, but not fantastic. Here's a brief recap of the menu:

Appetizer: Softshell crab. This dish was OK, decently tasty. The accompanying greens, etc. seemed to overwhelm the dish. Perhaps, being from Maryland, I just have higher standards when it comes to crab.

Main Course: Lamb in a reddish sauce with some sort of greens (kale?) and hazelnuts. I was initially enticed with the prospect of hazelnuts in my main course, but, unfortunately, it did not seem to enhance or compliment the lamb. While the lamb was extremely tender, it was not anything extraordinary.

My friend ordered the salmon with sweet corn and bacon. This dish was absolutely delicious. Juicy and flavorful. It was probably one of the best salmons I've ever tasted. The sweet corn was also lovely with just a hint of bacon.

Dessert: Churros with chocolate. While the churros were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, I'm not a fan of deep fried food -- and the churros most definitely tasted (to me) fried. The chocolate ice-cream with extremely salty pecans was an interesting blend. The pecans were so salty that more ice-cream was required.

On another note, the decor was aesthetically pleasing (I'd suggest you dine outside under the tent) and the wait staff friendly. Service was great, not to mention patient!

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