My daughter and I were looking for a wonderful place for Christmas lunch and St. Martin's Wine Bistro delivered. Starting with the complimentary valet parking in the rain and sleet, the experience went uphill from there. The service was outstanding and very professional.
The prix fixe menu for Christmas lunch offered selections for every palate. We had what according to the menu was the St. Martin’s specialty, Champagne Brie soup and the Lobster Bisque to start. Both were superb, but the Brie soup was awe-inspiring. The delicate champagne flavor mixed with the creaminess of the brie left me believing that I had started with the meal’s highpoint.
Fortunately, I was incorrect. I chose the veal scaloppini and practically licked the plate clean it was so tasty. Served it with rosemary mashed potatoes and a winter green vegetable mix that included perfectly steamed asparagus, it was the perfect entrée for the cold wintery day. My daughter’s Steak Diane looked delectable and she was pleased that the medium rare was really medium rare.
We ended the meal with the bread pudding and the chocolate terrine. The bread pudding was perfect with the hard sauce containing just the right amount of alcohol, warming – but not overpowering.
Thank you St. Martin’s for turning a cold, blustery Christmas day into a lovely, warm memory.