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Ottawa/Chelsea -- Les Fougeres

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Ottawa/Chelsea -- Les Fougeres

errant | Sep 9, 2005 02:43 PM

Just got back from lunch at Les Fougeres. It's our anniversary weekend (17 years!) and we decided we'd treat ourselves to wonderful food the entire time. We were given the best seat in the house (a quiet day) at table number 12, overlooking the beautiful garden (it's a table for two; the best table for four is #14). The hostess and our waiter were very nice and knowledgeable. Kudos to the service! The food, alas, was not what I was expecting. I started with a chicken liver pate served with lingonberries. It was good but not spectacular. My husband started with a very nice red pepper soup. My main was a brie and wild mushroom tart with a salad of greens. The tart's crust was delicious but the mushroom and brie wasn't all that fabulous -- and a rather unappetizing colour. It was very rich -- I couldn't finish it. The salad was too heavily dressed for my liking. My husband had the lamb tortiere. It was okay but tasted more like mutton. Nothing to write home about. I'll give it another chance though -- the views were beautiful and the service excellent. And I've heard so much about the restaurant it deserves another try.

Beckta tomorrow night. Will report back!

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