This was a new experience for us - and it was great. Only recently has it been on the Dining Plan, so we wanted to take advantage of the chance to eat here.
It is upstairs from Chefs de France, and much quieter and intimate. To start, we didn't have cheese . . . but we did have an amuse bouche of cheese soup! It was just a taste, but it was great. Creamy and salty, just like cheese!! They served the cutest mini-baguette at the same time. We were off to a fine start!!
After this great starting taste, we ordered our appetizers - Goat cheese terrine with zucchini salad for me, an escargot ravioli with parsley sauce for Kim. Right here and now . . . Kim had the hands down BEST appetizer. Mine was great - rich and flavorful, but that escargot ravioli was TO DIE FOR. Whole snails in that - and the sauce was another 'lick the plate' sort of sauce. I can hear the groans over the snails . . . but if you've never had them, make sure you are a French restaurant when you decide to try them. Magnificent - meaty and rich, not at all what you are thinking. Just.So.Good.
Our main courses were excellent. I had the Duck Breast with turnips and red cabbage - it was in rich asian inspired sauce, with undertones of gingerbread. Unexpected, but so good. Kim had the seared scallops and radicchio risotto. As you can see, the portion of scallops was huge!! She thoroughly enjoy them!
For dessert I ordered the raspberry souffle. It came with raspberry sorbet. It was tart and sweet and light and I LOVED it!
Kim had a chocolate mousse dome with pistachio ice cream. You HAVE to check out the layers on the inside of that mousse dome! It was also light and sweet and Kim was in Chocolate Heaven!!
The menu here is compact, but the flavors are superb. I still love California Grill and Jiko more, but this was an outstanding meal. I would eat here again - no doubt!
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
J. R. R. Tolkien