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SD Restaurant Week: Mille Fleurs

Scott | Jan 20, 2006 11:50 AM

This won’t be one of those well written reviews that we have been seeing this week (thanks everyone – glad to see them!) but just an overview of the meal. Mille Fleurs was a little bit of a mystery as the Restaurant Week menu hadn’t been posted online. For $30 it would be a good chance to try the place even if they served Le Royal with Cheese. (God, I hope not!)

Our younger female server was excellent – warm, friendly, completely professional and knowledgeable – a real standout. Everyone we encountered was great and not a bit of stuffiness that could have been possible. Besides the RW menu they were serving a limited regular menu. We also got a RW wine list that had around 15 wines available by the bottle (around $26 to 36) and by the glass for around $7.50 to $9. We ended up with couple of generous pours.

Starters

Salmon Cakes with Asparagus. 2 small cakes, but tasty, on a bed of equally tiny asparagus spears. My wife was able to grab a small bite before I finished them off.

Italian Parsley Soup with Smoked Chicken. A good sized bowl of puréed soup, with small chunks of chicken.

Main Dishes

Duck Confit. This came with mashed potatoes and a small variety of vegetables across the plate. The meat, as expected, was falling off the bone, tender and tasty. There was a good amount of meat. This was a great choice.

White Fish with Lemon Sauce, Capers and Cauliflower Puree. My wife enjoyed this. It was much better than it sounds and was served piping hot.

Dessert

Sampling of Sorbets (Berry, Mango, Chocolate) plus a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Chocolate and Coffee "Pot De Crème". A lighter version of a chocolate mousse. This was topped with a bit of raspberry sauce. Perfectly fine, but certainly not the best dessert of the last year.

We enjoyed each course. Food presentation and plating was fairly simple and direct. The other menu options were: a salad of mixed greens, hanger steak and a mixed fruit dessert. The RW menu listed that a 20% service change would be added to the bill.

I’m glad we went.

Link: http://fireflyfiftyfive.blogspot.com/

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