My friends and I went for the Valentines Day Weekend Special. It was out of this world. I only wish I had a proper camera so I could have some photos to share with you. Next time I promise (as I will be returning).
We all decided to go with the 5 course prix fix menu. It was a splurge but boy was it worth it. Here were our choices:
1st Course: Soup
New England style “Clam” chowder
Wild mushroom bisque, grilled shiitakes, portobella bacon, chive oil
We all went with the New England style "Clam" Chowder.
Red beet tartare, warm tofu cheese crouton, cucumber, balsamic glace
Cajun Caesar salad, blackened tempeh, hearts of romaine, sourdough croutons
Deconstructed nicoise salad, fried “egg”, potato salad, haricots verts, baby arugula,vinaigrette
We had heard from our friends over at Spork Foods that the Deconstructed Nicoise Salad was to die for. We all ordered that. We couldn't stop raving about it as we ate it. Everything in there was so perfect. If that had been the end of my meal I would have left a happy woman but there was more.
3rd Course: Small Plate
Panko-crusted seitan schnitzel, herbed spaetzle, celery root puree, parsley coulis
Grilled shiitake mushrooms and their puree, polenta, haricots verts, smoked paprika creme
Lemon-rosemary seitan, asparagus crepe, rice cake, zucchini saute
Grilled eggplant steak, artichoke risotto, pan-roasted cauliflower and its puree, bearnaise
My friends got the Panko-crusted seitan schnitzel while I ordered the Lemon-rosemary seitan. My dish was AWESOME! I could have done a little happy dance right there. The seitan was tender and flavorful. The asparagus crepe was out of this world. It was hard but I did share some of it with my friends. I took a taste of the schnitzel and it was really good as well.
4th course: Cheese Plate
Trio of cheeses in savory cannoli, Boursin, Chardonnay, smoked
These were great. The taste varied so nicely with each cannoli.
5th Course: Dessets
Deconstructed “Twix” bar...chocolate ganache, caramel, shortbread cookie
Chocolate souffle, vanilla ice creme
Green tea panna cotta, trio of fruit sorbets and their coulis
Lemon meringue tart, fresh berry compote, white chocolate sorbet
The "Twix" is not on their normal menu so this was the only choice for me. I was in heaven from bite one. It was out of this world. I am still thinking about it.
What a wonderful evening to remember. I know where I want to go for my birthday. MMMMM.
Again sorry for no pictures. If only my phone had a flash.