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Overtures finally!!


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Overtures finally!!

herbalicious | Jan 30, 2002 10:56 PM

Finally been to this place that many chowhounds enjoy.

have to say that the $20.01 prix fixe is an awesome deal.
if i ever want white tablecloth service without paying too much, i'm going back and getting that.

as it is, tonight my friend and I went and got:
the $20.01 prix fixe, of which our choices were
braised leek, duck confit, creme brulee.

the $45 prix fixe, our choices were
tuna carpaccio, green salad, australian rack of lamb, dessert sampler

a la carte
cream of crab soup with citron vodka, escargot
the leek was really good, I only had it with one sauce, a tan-brown sauce which I couldn't figure out
(coulda been the glass and a half of wine I already had at that point)
my only other experience with leeks was frizzled on top of mashed potatoes.
they're very sweet, like onions and peppers.

the duck confit woulda been worth the $20.01 by itself.
it was so tasty, and had couscous, and an applesauce of some sort.

the creme brulee was probably good, didn't get to try it.

the tuna carpaccio was peppercorn crusted, sort of slim pickins though, at only one slice.

the green salad had endive and a vinagrette.
the rack of lamb was very tasty.
perfect done-ness. with squash, asparagus and scalloped potatoes.

the dessert sampler had the lemon tart, chocolate something or other, and lemon sorbet.
a marble-sized ball of chocolate, whipped cream, and blueberries.

the cream of crab soup was also superb. would've had more of that, but it was my companion's.

the escargot was served on baguettes toasted.
i'd call them crostini, but i've always thought of crostini as smaller.
actually, the smaller ones would just be for hors d'oeuvres, larger ones should be crostini as well.

service was great, although there did seem to be a lull between our appetizers and entrees.

we brought a chateau calisanne(sp?) from moore bros.
good, but i expect more than good from moore.
sorry, but my last wine from there was a superb sherry called Lustau that I couldn't stop drinking.

sorry i wasn't more descriptive. my lack of going out of late has meant my alcohol tolerance is extremely low, thus reducing also my attentiveness to details.

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