I went to WD to celebrate my cousin's birthday. It's been a while since I ate at any foodie place, just because it's expensive and I was sort of tired from the scene thing. I had expectations but I'm not exactly sure what kind. I knew WD was going to be at least decent, but not sure if it could live up to the hype.
I (and my birthday cousin) ordered a foie gras appetizer, not the one with the anchovies, but the one with the nori surprise. I love foie gras, but the seaweed gave it a odd sweet bitter flavor. Not a plus, but not a negative.
My other cousin ordered the hamachi app. That was delicious.
For the main course, I had the pork belly. My cousins said that was the best dish. I say it's pretty accurate, as I think anything pork belly is terrific. Crunchy, meaty, fatty, terrific. And the sides/sauce were quite good too.
My cousins ordered the halibut (which was very, very well made) and skate. The halibut was on smoked mash potato thing, a wonderful blend. The skate and broth were very flavorful but not amazing.
For dessert, the three of us split two dishes: the carrot lime thing and the chocolate panna cotta. The carrot lime was sweet tart warm cold combo that really really worked. The panna cotta was good, but seemed like a great chocolate pudding, which still meant it was just chocolate pudding (of course, the popcorn morsels on the side were wonderful).
With a mid price wine (it was good, but overall the wine list is expensive), and a 20% tip, dinner for three ran $250.
Lastly, the service was decent, - mostly attentive but not special. And the decor leaves much to be desired, certainly doesn't match the price of the food.
Oh, and I'm eager to try some more foodie places again. What's the hot places these days? though I'm most eager to try Annisa or Wallse.