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not such rave reviews…

Last night was filled with great company. It started with a trip to a fairly new restaurant in the area! Once there we were seated and the night began… Menus arrived, drinks were poured and the catching up ensued!
The many possibilities made it even more difficult to make a decision, but that’s what had to be done. Everyone placed their orders… appetizers and then entrees.
The appetizers seemed to be on the decent side; tasty and nicely portioned… dinner then arrived and that is unfortunately were things quickly went downhill. Three of us ordered filet mignon wrapped in prosciutto and topped with a creamy gorgonzola, however two came out incorrect. The waiter appeared to quickly address the discrepancy. The plates were removed and apologies given… roughly ten minutes later out came the ‘corrected’ dishes. Upon this glance, the prosciutto was missing and the side of veggies and mashed potatoes were pathetic! Again this had to be brought to the waiters attention and rectified… at this point appetites were being lost! Finally the dishes came out, but presentation of the dishes were completely lacking. The prosciutto was not crispy and everything on the dish appeared to be an afterthought… the waiter, although polite, seemed to be losing his patience and his sense of irritation began to appear. This was not the appropriate response on his part, but he definitely got the hint!
All in all, the experience was a sore one, however the company is always what makes a meal in my opinion and that made the night special.
I am looking forward to cooking an exciting dish tomorrow night so stay tuned!

***due to the unappealing food presentation, the pictures I took are not making way in this post***

at a low simmer…
-R

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mid-week eats…

Today was a mediocre day in regards to the weather… so I opted to cook indoors. On the menu, a hearty salad and chicken francaise with artichokes! The salad was made up of bitter greens, butter lettuce and red leaf lettuce. In addition, some applewood smoked bacon, toasted slivered almonds, black olives, dried cranberries and gorgonzola made their appearance to complete this masterpiece.
As for the chicken francaise, thinly pounded chicken gets lightly floured, dipped in egg and then pan fried. The sauce a lemony fresh butter sauce made in the same pan. So GOOD!!
Tomorrow the area will be flirting with some 80* temps, so might have to pick up some big pieces of meat to grill… we shall see!!

at a low simmer…
-R

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