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Restaurant Week - Cedar (and possibly others)

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Restaurant Week - Cedar (and possibly others)

Melanie | Jan 17, 2010 01:49 PM

Restaurant week dinner at Cedar last night was quite good!

First of all, I thought it was interesting that the restaurant didn't even offer a regular menu - restaurant week option only.

For appetizers, we got the simple salad (which was fine but nothing out of this world), butternut squash soup (really good - the bacon made it very smokey and delicious), and an oyster pan roast with leeks and jerusalem artichokes, which we were surprised to find was more of an soup. This was my favorite appetizer. It was incredibly creamy with bold flavors and perfectly luscious oysters.

Entrees included mushrooms, lentils, and walnuts with a poached egg on top (delicious), salmon (which sounded like lox on the menu, but was actually more of a fillet-type), and steak with chimichurri sauce and an array of beautiful veggies.

Dessert was carrot cake with caramel pecan ice cream and bourbon sauce. In my opinion you can't go wrong with carrot cake, so I enjoyed this dish very much. The Chocolate praline crunch bar is perfect for people who love rich, chocolate-y dishes...I am not one of those people so, enough said. Lastly, the coconut tres leches cake was a nice spin on the traditional dish.

Service was friendly and helpful without being overbearing. I think if I were to make any criticisms, it would be that the menu descriptions are a bit misleading. The oyster pan roast and the salmon, for example.

Please feel free to hi-jack this thread with your own restaurant week experiences!

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