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Summerlicious Review -- Monsoon


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Summerlicious Review -- Monsoon

HelloKitty | Jul 12, 2004 08:25 AM

$30 Dinner

Choice of:
vine ripened tomato salad, fragrant pear in thai basil pesto
baby greens in pappadum cup with yuzu vinaigrette

Choice of:
pan seared halibut, crispy asian slaw in an organic miso vinaigrette
beef tenderloin medallions in schzewan peppercorn jus on garlic chive mash

Choice of:
monsoon's mango sorbet with fresh fruit
lemon coconut and sesame financier with triple sec anglaise


Well, there was no pear in the salad at all. Maybe a sliver. Big chunks of tomato. It was a most inelegant salad. It did not bode well, but both mains were pretty good. The beef tenderloin was as described on the menu, though the portion was small as you would expect. The asian slaw that came with the halibut was not actually crispy, and rather bland. There were some soggy fried wonton bits in it that reminded me vaguely of Mr. Pong's. Which reminds me, there were some soggy parts in the taro (?) crisps that were at the table. Made me wonder how long they'd been sitting there.

The dessert was alright, but not special. It was basically a lemon-poppyseed cake.

Based on this experience, we won't be returning. The service was brusque, we felt rushed, and indeed, dinner from start to finish was just over an hour.

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