Looked forward to New Year's Eve at this highly touted "french" restaurant. We were not disappointed. The menu had limited choices but with a six course dinner, we were not disappointed and had some unique surprises. We started with a scallop accompanied by some black eyed peas - a must on New Year's in the south!! Next was a Dungeness crab bisque that included a caviar beignet - out of this world!!! Next was the salad course and one of us chose the goat cheese tart with candied pecans, bib lettuce, and a Lingonberry vinagrette. The cheese tart was warmed and very light. The other chose the homemade gravlax with a pear salad and a delightfully spicey mustard aioli. We had selected a 2007 Ramey Claret which was perfect so far.
Next came the entree course. The rack of lamb was exquisite - 3 chops that melted in our mouth.
The pepper crusted heart of ribeye was a little disappointing, but this was the only negative for the evening - largely due to the quality of the meat. Dessert was an amazing torte with nougat. With coffee we reeived a couple of petite fours. What a night. Service was very attentive on a very busy night. We never felt rushed, nor did we feel neglected.
Quite a jewel in a neighborhood setting that would not predict anything of this calibre. Highly recomment!!
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