Amazing Food, Excellent Service
We (party of 9) just took my mom here for her birthday, and we were so pleased with the experience. I was initially concerned because I read some negative reviews, but it turned out that my worries were for naught. I ordered the five course tasting menu, and loved my appetizer, both entree's, and both amuse bouches. Don't miss the duo of fois gras, which included a mini fois gras potpie, and seared fois gras in a duck burger. So original, so tasty, melt in your mouth good. The portions were small, but the richness of the fois gras made the portions just enough to crave more, knowing that you'd have to run home to burn off the calories if you ate any more. The halibut was cooked to perfection, soft, moist, juicy and crunchy on the outside. I can't think of anything I hate more than overcooked fish of any kind. The two sauces set off the flavor of the halibut perfectly, and what made it fun was a couple pieces of popcorn also on the plate. I think the intension was for the smokiness of the popcorn to echo the crunchy outside of the halibut, and it did just that. This was the best halibut I've had in two weeks, which included a halibut at Range (SF) and CinCin in Vancouver. I had the lamb as the meat course next. The lamb was also cooked perfectly, not bloody, but red/pink enough to be perfectly tender, with the wonderful gamey-ness of the lamb shining through. (I am NOT a fan of mint with lamb, which tends to mask the gaminess, which I love.) The grain mustard sauce perfectly complemented the lamb. There was also a lamb sausage, which I did not love, as well as a little bowl of peas, undercooked and unnecessary. I would have much preferred a larger piece of lamb. I had the cheese plate, which was alright. I had the chocolate mousse for dessert, which multiple items made with chocolate mousse. I liked most of the items, but have also had better dessert. When I go back again, I would choose the four course meal, which excludes the cheese.