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review-long-George

erly | Apr 29, 2005 05:18 PM

From the moment we walked into the door, we were made to feel welcome.
The L-shaped room is low key,painted in subtle relaxing tones, and the chairs are noticably comfortable.
The miracle of good soundproofing, we could have an easy conversation.
Our server, Kim was perfect, helpful, but not fawning.
She suggested the seven course tasting menu, matched with wine.
She asked about food aversions, and remembered without writing anything down.
For example, I don't eat Game.
When she served my companions Venison Tart, I was given a wonderful Morel tart with the thinest of pastry served with a light lemon marscapone
They explained the courses quietly, and quickly.
Some of the highlights( I can't remember all)
Ricotta Gnocci,with oven baked tomatoes, and brown butter sugar pea relish. -Fantastic!
Smoked Sable Dish and basil tempura (the tempura was bead shaped on a stick of lemongrass, with saffron pickled veg.
(This was my favourite)
Tuna Tartare with white asparagus Salad, and almond dashi,
etc.
Our mains were all different
Hubby had Chipotle Glazed sirloin slices, sweet potato mash, grilled fennel
Friend had Spicy veal tenderloin, pecan potato's Chevre mushroom gratin
I was given the pork tenderloin, rainbow carrot slaw, with smoked shallots
Cheeses each one, a different cheese with apple slices, which we shared.
The best was the Le Pied de Vent
We were also each given a different dessert.
I was given a Marscapone and Candied Rhubarb Mousse with coffee meringue,
Friend Strawberry and cream tasting.
A plate with a small strawberry baked alaska. a chilled strawberry saboyan, and a strawberry Semifreddo
Hubby Lemon strawberry tart.
We shared all, and were disappointed only in the fact that we were too full to polish them off.
The wines were very good, but I am truly not a wine expert and didn't write them down.
There are several things we specifically liked about George.
The tables were not crowded to-gether.
The servers were totally tuned in to our needs, and never obtrusive.
The relaxed friendly atmosphere (no arrogance whatever).
And of course, the reason we went in the first place, the food. Not a bad dish in the bunch.
We also realized that it was a lighter hand in the kitchen.
Nothing was too "rich".
The sauces were subtle.
The best recommendation is that when we left the restaurant, we realized that we had been there for over four hours.
For what it is, it is not expensive
Three people 7 course tasting + amuse bouche
Wine Pairing
With generous tip and tax included the total bill was $400.00
You can eat there for less

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