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Plouf report

Wendy Lai | Mar 23, 2003 01:57 AM

Four of us went to Plouf for a pre-ballet dinner. Our first seating at 5:30 gave us prompt and friendly service. We decided to order a bunch of appetizers to share between us and forgo the entrees. This idea turned out to be both time saving and delicious.

We had their famous mussels, prepared provencal style, self-declared great French fries, potato wrapped scallops, crab spring rolls, tempura calamari and fennel, and one entree dish of sauteed shrimps with sweet potato puree.
Almost everything were excellent. Only the potato wrapped scallops and the French fries were somewhat of a dissappointment. On their menu they said their French fries are famouse and excellent. They were surprisinly like fast food fries, same cut, same taste, not worth it. The scallops were too bland, and though the potato on the outside was very crisp and well fried, there was just nothing memorable about the taste.
Big pot of mussels were fresh, garlicky, full of sauce to be mopped up with extra table bread. Inside the crab spring rolls were savory filling with crab, spices, and I think rice noodles, very good texture overall.

We ordered three different desserts, and all three were just so so. We had banana ice cream in cream puffs (sorry can't spell that p word), hazelnut chocolate parfait and chocolate mousse on flourless chocolate cake. The banana ice cream were not "banana-y" enough. After a few mouthful you loose the flavor. The parfait, though intense in the hazelnut flavor, had this wierd consistence, almost foi gras like... The chocolate mousse was pretty good, but the chocolate cake was too chaulky.

With one glass of red wine and three coffee on top of that the bill came to about $35 a person.

This is a place we would definitly visit again.

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