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maoj | Jul 10, 2009 04:54 AM

Went to Vermilion last night for our Anniversary and had a great meal.
Amuse bouche: Salmon Tar tar - very good, even to a raw fish hater (normally I hate the texture)
We ordered one tasting menu, then a salad and another entree:
Scallop appetizer: Two scallops perfectly cooked, crunchy outside, not over cooked inside, with a bread salad stack. Bread salad had a toast on the bottom, then a wonderful tomato, a cucumber and some pickled onion. All with a pesto underneath - YUM
Butter Lettuce: Butter lettuce leaves with olives, capers, tuna and string beans on top. Herb viniagrette. Tasty, husband did not let me have much, but the dressing was good, and the string beans (the only part I managed to steal some of) were perfect.
Salmon: Salmon over fresh peas, morels and a foam. Very good. Loved the fresh peas! I ordered it cooked over recommended (which is medium rare). Slightly saltly, but when eaten together with the peas, perfect.
BBQ Chicken: Chicken on a bed of mashed potatoes and succotash, house made sauce. Great! There were VA ham bits in the succotash, wonderful. Husband ate most of this too.
Hanger steak: (when not on the tasting menu, this is a rib eye preparation) Hanger steak with a beet and greens side. Onion ring with blue cheese one top. Loved it! The blue cheese and the onion ring were great on the hanger steak, creamy and crunchy. There were several types of beets, and the greens had onions and garlic (I think).
And the best part:
Rice pudding fritters with a bitter sweet chocolate dipping sauce. YUM! Crunchy, creamy, tart, and chocolate. An excellent dessert.

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