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#1456 Sneakeater

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:30 PM

That menu is different from the one I had last week. (In fact, I have a feeling that the reason it's different was that I asked them to make sure the offal menu would be available tonight, cuz I planned to order it again.)

Last week's equivalent of the "'Bacon & Eggs'" -- called "Bone Marrow 'Royale'" -- had a "royale" of bone marrow instead of the bacon "custard", and "eggplant mayonnaise" instead of the pickled green tomatoes. It was really good. Hard to state a strong preference from the two dishes on paper, though.

In place of the beef cheeks last week were veal sweetbreads, served with "oxtail and bacon marmalade", apples, watercress, onions, and a soubise. I will be very surprised if the beef cheeks are as good as the sweetbreads (although they perhaps look better from a value perspective).

Among the other more "offaly" items on last week's menu, with no real equivalents on this week's, were coxcomb fritters served, with lentils and a red wine vinegar sauce, under a swath of Tete de Moine cheese (a dish I've actually been haunted by and will be sorry not to repeat) and a plate of crisped pig's feet served with rout vegetables, prune puree, and a that old favorite Perigourdine sauce (oh, I see that this week's serving of sweebread boudin blanc is served the exact same way) (I've had that before off the a la carte menu in the Salon, I think).

I'd say that last week's menu was more interesting than this week's.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:32 PM

Well, they both look good.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:34 PM

Of course, this week's menu is missing the pasta with squid, cream, peas -- and preserved tuna heart shaved on top. I REALLY wanted to have that again.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:56 PM

Wait a minute. That "Heart & Sole" dish is looking pretty fucking enticing.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:01 PM

The menus look good, I should say, except for the twee names Keller loves giving to dishes.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:04 PM

It won't seem so twee when I vomit it all up.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:06 PM

They're used to it.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:06 PM

Meanwhile, my celiac birthday girl/date will be crying because she's able to eat bread in a restaurant again. (This has happened there before.)

Looks to be quite a lovely scene. Liquids pouring out of many different orifices.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:07 PM

They should lay down a tarpaulin maybe. Dinner with The Aktionists.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:09 PM

Wait a minute. That "Heart & Sole" dish is looking pretty fucking enticing.


I think that's a low rotation "classic pairing" type dish ala "bacon and eggs" (on this weeks) and "tongue and cheek" (on last weeks). I distinctly remember it and the suet based mincemeat pie dessert from last years.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:10 PM

That suet-based mincemeat dessert last week was pretty great.

(The "tongue and cheek" was good but ordinary. I mean, it's great at Franny's.)
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:52 PM

Almost made it all the way through.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:13 PM

(The "tongue and cheek" was good but ordinary. I mean, it's great at Franny's.)


Franny's Sous is from Per Se :-)

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:21 PM

Almost made it all the way through.


Who leaked first?

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:44 PM

Me.
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