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San Anselmo - Fork – Charles Solomon’s $23.95 prix fixe dinner

rworange | Dec 2, 200511:07 PM

I never made it to Chaz, Charles Solomon’s restaurant in the Marina. Hearing that he was at Fork, I wasn’t going to make the same mistake twice … especially with the opportunity to sample his cooking at a great price.

The three course prix fixe is available Tuesday thru Friday from 5:30 to 6:15 and is well worth the price for the pretty dishes and top quality food. The same meal al la carte would have been $35.

Solomon is slowly moving new dishes on the menu. This I didn’t think to ask until after the entrée showed up. I wound up missing out on one of the new dishes. However the dishes selected were delicious and obviously well prepared.

Truffle Egg Salad- Smoked Trout- Brioche- Herbs
Organic Beef Tenderloin- Potato Cake- Broccoli Rabe- Béarnaise Sauce
Chocolate Hazelnut Cake- Berry Coulis- Whipped Cream

This was my first visit to Fork and I really liked it. Like the website says the service is “professional, yet relaxed”. Nice people who are very welcoming.

One of the dishes on the prix fixe menu that Solomon introduced recently is:

Yellow tail tuna-broccoli-Black Trumpet mushrooms-Bouillabaisse sauce.

I really was considering that too. Drat.

Other new dishes from Solomon:

Oyster Stew-fingerling potatoes-baby leeks-pancetta
Dungeness Crab Ravioli-Celery Root puree-Black trumpets
Petrale Sole-Braised Monterey squid-White wine garlic sauce
Seared Venison Loin-caramelized persimmon-fettuccine-pomegranate Gastrique

The venison is part of the tasting menu and sounds so good that I may finally try Bambi.

Desserts are unchanged. There’s a $22.95 prix fixe lunch menu also. While it is not on the prix fixe lunch, the venison is offered for lunch. Of course, do what I failed to do. Ask which are the new dishes by Solomon

Former SF Chowhound Limster (now in Boston), would write the most incredibly delicious sounding posts about his visits to Chaz. I could never find easy parking near the restaurant and missed trying Solomon’s cooking. It’s nice to know he is in the kitchen again. There’s a big old parking lot right next to Fork.

Link: http://www.marinfork.com/

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