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Lunch at LaCroix

Bashful3 | Dec 6, 2005 08:23 PM

Just delightful. Window seat, overlooking the Park.

Solicitous service; never overbearing, relaxed. Total positive ambience. Interesting menu.

Special "business lunch" turned out to be a sort-of black bento box with four indents: yummy roasted tomato soup, dishes containing a salad with peeky-toe crab, very different greens, and some sort of Japanese dressing; an as-ordered rare duck breast with wild mushrooms and scrumptious sauce, and a relatively more "ordinary" sturgeon plate, but not exactly--it was pretty classy, if a bit mild. $26 for this lunch. Good thing portions were relatively small, or it would have been too much. Great bread, which was used to scrape the sauce from the duck.

We ordered decaf and tea respectively--my friend was delighted with the tea service, and I didn't find the huge pot of tasty decaf too shabby either. Well, it turned out a three-tiered tray of ten dessert samplers was "on the house". Stuffed as we were, we managed to share every one. (Every one had a different home-made chocolate flight- of -fancy as decoration) None reached the level of average, most were startlingly tasty. Maybe my fave was the apple tart.

So, with the check comes another gratis tray: coated nuts, orange peel, pistachio cookies, and some other goodies we had to leave untasted. I mean, give me a break! We rolled out of there. And, it wasn't even a special occassion, other than just enjoying a really fine lunch.

LaCroix is consistently in top form.

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