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Lunch at Canteen-- yummy ginger ale!

rgd | Aug 21, 2005 01:46 PM

Lunch there was pretty delicious. As the other posts note, their lunch menu is pretty small. I had the steak sandwich-- tender slices of steak smothered with onions and a buttery gruyere cheese and served on a soft roll. Their ginger ale was the star of my meal, though. It took about 10 minutes to come out, because they make it fresh on the spot. The chef boils down a piece of ginger, mashes it through a sieve and adds spices and tonic (or seltzer) water. Each sip was creamy and spicy. It costs $2.75 (a big portion). I couldn't fit in dessert, but they were serving a pot de creme made with Valhrona chocolate.

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