Last Friday evening, my husband and I were treated by a friend of ours from Belgium to a meal at Patio Delray. We chose this restaurant because the ones along "the Avenue" (Atlantic Avenue in Delray) are overflowing and usually rather noisy on weekend evenings during the winter season, and we wanted someplace less hectic to enjoy each others' company over a good dinner. We were not dissapointed. My husband, a vegetarian, was able to order a noodle dish which the chef reconfigured to suit his diet; he thought it was very nicely seasoned. Our Belgian friend and I shared an appetizer from among the evening's special offerings, a rabbit pate, which turned out a little less favorably. It was a good enough pate -- not great, but good, handsomely presented with a concoction of figs and a mustard sauce, but the serving size was the smallest I've ever seen -- three wafer-thin wedges served with three crackers. It was about 1/3 of the size I've been served at fine restaurants in cities around the U.S. and Europe. The rest of the meal's portions were served in a size very normal for a fine dining establishment (if anything, the salads were oversized) so I can't guess why the kitchen staff felt this appetizer was an appropriate portion size. Oh well. Anyway, our entrees were quite good, the service was reasonably attentive, and all of the food was fresh and nicely presented. The creme brulee was extra special. Patio Delray's atmosphere that evening was nothing short of lovely, with large tables on a not too dimly lighted, festive-looking patio, with middle-of-the-road jazz music piped in at a level low enough for pleasant conversation.
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