Most dining experiences can be divided into two categories: memorable and everything else. Besides being the perfect Birthday, my dining experience at Deuxave will bring back many sweet memories.
My wife booked our reservation through Opentable and called ahead to ensure we got choice seating. Being my Birthday, we were both ready to splurge on calories (points to those on a weight program). We decided to have a poultry dinner staring with the Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras followed by the spiced Long Island Duck Breast. I have ordered this combination at restaurants all over the world, and rarely does it live up to expectations. Christopher Coombs really outdid himself when we created these menu items.
The liver was tender, generous, and juicy accented with ginger cake, wine poached apples, and an apple and pear compote. In the center was a Spiced Pepita Brittle that added a counterbalance to the texture of the Foie Gras.
The duck breast was uniquely prepared with breast meat slices served over lentils with Arugula. On the side were prunes stuffed with Port Gastrique accompanied by turnips in a honey glaze and sauce Robert. The sauce was mixed in nice with the lentils which added body to the lean breast meat.
For dessert we split the white chocolate and spiced pumpkin souffle'. Souffle's are elegantly decadent, but when combined with white chocolate and pumpkin it become heaven.
What was best about Deuxave, was their extensive wine list. Being light drinkers, we found their large selection of 1/2 bottles a wonderful surprise. Usually we settle for a meager selection of wine by the glass, but on this night we had an excellent Bordeaux to enjoy.
Wait staff at Deuxave are attentive and friendly. Our waiter was very good at anticipating our tastes and steering us in a favorable direction. We ended up with choices that were perfect for our occasion.
We ended the evening with a plate of brownie, macaroon, and guava jelly petit fours, Happy Birthday written in chocolate, and a candle to make a wish.
If you are visiting Boston, and want want a special dining experience I suggest you plan ahead. reservations fill up well in advanced.
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