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Town: Try the cheese!

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Town: Try the cheese!

Caseophile | Oct 13, 2003 12:12 AM

I just got back from my first meal at Town. It was outstanding. I never would have tried Town without all the recommendations from this board (I though Town was strictly a chic bar scene, man was I wrong!). It was a great meal, which I won't describe in any great detail because Town has already been reviewed extensively on this board.

I did want to say a quick word about the cheese course, though. This isn't the sort of place where I'd normally think to order cheese. Usually, in a non-French restaurant not noted for cheese, you end up with a stale, tasteless plate of pre-selected cheeses that someone pulls out of the refrigerator. Here, however, the cheeses were not only very well chosen, nicely aged, and at the proper temperature, but there was a wonderful twist: Each one came with a small, perfectly paired fruit accompaniment. I chose Gouda, which came with a little apple streudel, Epoisses, which came with some nice little fig concoction, and Roquefort, which came with some poached pears. Each little mini-pairing was brilliant. It was an innovative and welcome change from the usual arrangement, in which the plate of cheeses comes with one or two generic fruit selections in the middle -- selections that serve to provide a nice little sweet interlude between the more powerful cheeses, but usually aren't particularly matched to the particular cheeses on the plate.

So, if you're at all inclined. try the cheese at Town! You won't be disappointed.

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