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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Valentine's Day Dinner at Cellar Bistro

So, dinner was good.   Not great, but good.  Even very good.  In case you can't make out what the menu reads, here's what we had:

She-Crab Soup (Very yummy, a HUGE bowl of a cream seafood bisque with chunks of crab)
Maple Glazed Bacon Pieces on Gorgonzola Polenta Squares (tasted pretty good, but was served at room temperature.  Ehh.)
Pineapple Carpaccio with a Kiwi Coulis and Julienne Basil (Ohhhh so good.  Paper thin slices of pineapple drizzled with a "dressing" of kiwi fruit.) 
Marinated Beef Sirloin in a Red Wine Reduction served with Scalloped Potatoes (Just mediocre.  A strange cut of not well seasoned beef, capers in the scalloped potatoes (?!) and the whole plate was just barely warm.  Oh well.  I sound like such a snob right now.)
Banana Cream Pie with Sugar Cookie Crust (Phenomenal.  I wiped my plate down with my finger when I thought no one was looking.)
Anyways, there you have it.  A lovely evening, all in all, out in our little town.  

Must say that I was glad we skipped the optional "wine, champagne and cordials" that were paired with each course as we saw everyone around us getting rapidly drunk as they attempted to finish their glasses before the next course arrived.  One glass of a lovely shiraz was fine. Saved is a bundle too, I'd recommend going that route if you choose to eat here for another prix fix menu. 

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