The French Gourmet – Did they live up to their name?
|3 Course Prix Fixe Dinner for $25!!|
Come on… how can you beat $25 for a 3 course French meal? You can’t! To start they server fresh french bread that was perfectly crispy, flaky, and super soft inside. Throw a little butter on and it’s like eating a pillow from heaven.
I started with their fish soup, which was rich and deep in flavor. It had a tomato base that held just the right amount of acidity to compliment the seafood (fish, mussels, and misc goodies).
My wife started with the French onion soup. While the cheese was tasty and perfectly melted, we prefer a soup that is a bit more robust in flavor. However, some people like a lighter flavor, so it may suit some better this way. It was good, but not great… you’ll have to go to France for that.
For my entree, I decided to get the catch of the day. It ended up being a red snapper. A minute or two later, I overheard the waiter telling the next table there was no more fish. Boy, I am glad that I got it! It was perfectly prepared with fresh butter and herbs, and perhaps a little paprika. It was accompanied by a potatoe au gratin (cheese) that was delicious and well recommended by our server. The outside was crisp and the inside a creamy cheesy goodness.
My wife ordered the filet mignon medallions, although it only came out with one medallion. Luckily it was sizable enough, so we didn’t really notice. It was topped with a beautiful bearnaise sauce that went really well with the meat. My only criticism here was that the meat itself was a little tough in certain areas and proved difficult to cut even with a steak knife.