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Strange Souffle at Brasserie Perrier

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Strange Souffle at Brasserie Perrier

fitzhamm/er | Feb 16, 2005 08:51 PM

Just came back from a great weekend in Philly. I can't thank everyone enough for all of your input and can't wait to return to Philly for another long weekend. I must fill you in on dinner at Brasserie Perrier. We enjoyed a drink at the bar and recieved great service and was impressed with the room and the fun-loving crowd. We were really excited about the Valentine's Menu -I thought a bargain at $65 p/p and went with that (the a la carte entree prices were higher than I expected at $30-$35 which made the prix-fix menu seem like a good deal). The dinner was delicious starting with a scallop appetizer topped with caviar and a tomato/cucumber mixture, then a wonderful lobster stuffed ravioli with a lobster broth, following that a filet of some kind of fish with a red-wine sauce ending with a filet of steak with a vegetable accompaniment. The steak was very thin and had a strange taste almost like lamb. It was kind of chewy, but not at all like a steak frite. The sauce with the steak was excellent and after all of those courses we were satisfied but not exactly thrilled with our last course. The waiter had perfect timing and waited until we finished our wine and then the dessert was brought out by a server. It looked like some kind of chocolate souffle served in a white souffle dish. Upon inspection, however, it was anything but. I asked the server what the dessert was called and she said "Warm Hot Chocolate". It was simply a mass of hot chocolate in a dish. It wasn't creamy like a mousse, it wasn't light like a souffle, it looked and tasted like cake batter!!!!!!! The waiter called it a "variation of a chocolate souffle". We did enjoy our meal at Brasserie Perrier and would consider going back again, but I were very dissapointed with the dessert and still can't figure out what it was supposed to be. Thought I'd mention had a great dinner at Marigolds as well. Also enjoyed the bar scene at the Ritz Carlton.....spectacular!!!!!!!

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