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Uninspiring first trip to Citronelle..


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Uninspiring first trip to Citronelle..

biscuit | Sep 19, 2006 04:01 AM

GF took me for my b'day. Tis a shame we "used" the special occasion on a place that is clearly not all it's hyped up to be, except mind you, for the astounding desserts. I understand this is what Michel Richard is best known for, so be it. I guess the main courses take the back seat, unless, of course, I ordered entirely wrong. What exactly is the signature dish, anyway?

Mushy lobster under flavorless Beluga caviar

Main course:
So-so limp, wet Monkfish on a decent bed of spinach.

Hyped-up $8 mint tea:
Store-bought Yogi beats it hands down.

Ah, at last. Something truly wonderful. Ordered Chocolate Flakes. Supremely flavorful chocolate flakes and "malt" balls (for lack of a better description) with a nice mint "milk" over satisfying vanilla bean ice cream.

All in all about a 6 or 7 out of 10. I had a better meal the night before at the always good Temel here in Fairfax. I doubt we'll be returning.

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