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SaQuaNa visit: July 2011


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SaQuaNa visit: July 2011

mangeur | Jul 8, 2011 09:11 AM

Yesterday we enjoyed a 3 1/2 hour lunch at SaQuaNa. I admit that I entered with some doubt, but followed my husband in ordering the full tasting menu. What a treat! There was not a dud in the lot of nine courses. Excellent and fresh product, light and creative but not over-reached treatment. Every bite a joy. The website will give you the real deal, but in the meantime:

We started with the house apero of rum punch: yum, but heady. Alongside: crab/avocado on FILO cups; a savory meringue; duck flan with asparagus bits.

Lobster in a coconut/lime/cilantro broth;
Lieu with a piquant tomato salsa;
Mackerel in mussel broth with favas and curried potato chips;
Veal carpaccio, green bean tempura and guacamole;
Perfectly rare pigeon breast with lemon confit and vocal accent;
Small (6?) selection of proper cheeses;
A cakey concoction with strawberries, rhubarb, ginger and pepper;
A thick smear of sherry laced topped with cherries and fresh tarragon.
Mignardises of raspberry filled caramel topped cream puffs and pistachio; a small pot of coffee ice-cream with toffee bits.

The courses came out in a well timed progression. No long gaps between but neither any haste. We ordered a bottle of pouilly fume which the excellent som stretched to last the entire meal; wine and water service was perfect.

I walked in a doubting Thomas and left a convert!

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