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#976 Wilfrid

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 12:14 AM

I could have effortlessly raise the stakes with cheese and an eau de vie, but for once I remained austere. (Well I have a couple of good cheeses at home.)

#977 Sneakeater

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 12:16 AM

I love that boudin blanc.
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#978 mongo_jones

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 12:25 AM

from the current menu:

 

TERRINE DE LAPIN, rabbit, pistachios, smoked bacon, Armagnac prunes 22

VEAL TONGUE & MACKEREL, tonnato 21

 

HALIBUT, pea puree, chantrelles, mint salsa verde 36

RIS DE VEAU, veal sweetbreads, wild asparagus, crayfish, morel cream 36

 

PARIS-BREST A LA PISTACHE 18 TO SHARE

 

3 glasses of wine: $55 (the missus can't have more than one drink)

 

$188

 

$207with tax

$248 with tip

 

done.


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#979 Orik

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 01:41 AM

Go for it.

 

Add a side of fries.


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#980 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 01:54 AM

so, am i wrong to think that frenchette can be done at the $125/head all-in limit?


With no or little booze.

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#981 mongo_jones

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 02:14 AM

 

so, am i wrong to think that frenchette can be done at the $125/head all-in limit?


With no or little booze.

 

 

assuming three glasses of wine is "little booze", that is correct. 


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#982 GerryOlds

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 02:28 AM

Ordered the brouillade finally, and the eggs are not helped by tiny, chewy, bitter (canned?) snails. Then again, who’s paying $26 for scrambled eggs?

 

Apparently they're fresh snails from Long Island.



#983 joethefoodie

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 02:53 AM

Personally, I prefer the urchin souffle, and it's cheaper too.

 

I also think there's a bottle or two at $50-$55, which might get you a little farther along.



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Posted 26 June 2019 - 03:09 AM

 

 

I also think there's a bottle or two at $50-$55, which might get you a little farther along.

 

not for the two of us. she has very low alcohol tolerance and i am medically limited to no more than 2 drinks a day.


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#985 Wilfrid

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 01:53 PM

 

Ordered the brouillade finally, and the eggs are not helped by tiny, chewy, bitter (canned?) snails. Then again, who’s paying $26 for scrambled eggs?

 

Apparently they're fresh snails from Long Island.

 

 

They'd be better off throwing some mushrooms in.  Snails with eggs at Craft (way back): "The snails are big, dark, winey, very meaty.  None better eaten by me in the States, and I am casting my mind back to France, and indeed Spain (Arola, at La Broche) for comparisons.  I think I have ordered this half a dozen times now. " https://www.pinkpign...raft-works.html

 

BTW, don't expect the online menu to actually be the current menu; as I said, no urchin (souffleed or otherwise) or ris de veau last night.



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Posted 26 June 2019 - 02:15 PM

You can see the date on the menu pdf file,it's usually a couple of days to a week old.

I like these snails, but would not object to mushrooms either.
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Posted 26 June 2019 - 02:23 PM

So you can.  June 12th that menu.  No rabbit either last night.



#988 mongo_jones

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 02:33 PM

i was merely using the online menu as a guideline.


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#989 Wilfrid

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 04:09 PM

Oh sure, for prices.
 

Very good wines BTG. There's a $15 Catalan red which was very happy with the boudin.



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Posted 04 July 2019 - 05:53 AM

Forgive me for saying that the kidneys on toast they served tonight were, in their unassuming way, spectacular. Perfect. Couldn’t have been better.
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