Daveed's: Restaurant Week
Three girlfriends and I had a desperately needed night out together yesterday at Daveed's. We were surprisingly pleased to see that most of the people in the small, well-lit room to the right of the bar were also eating the restaurant week menu.
The portions were restrained but adequate, and the food was light and fresh. The quantity was less than a normal meal, but the quality was superb.
We started with an amuse-bouche of citrus salad with basil seeds and snow peas. (I think -- please correct me if you also attended and remember better than I. I was there to have fun, not to work.)
The appetizer was a scallop, seared and sliced horizontally, served over a wonderfully rich white bean salad. Next was an arugula salad with pears, cheese and a couple of other goodies (I'm awful with the details this morning)...
There was a choice of two entrees: duck or Alaskan halibut. Three of had the halibut, with polenta and heirloom tomatoes. Swoon! The tomatoes were fresh and the sauce was delicious without being too heavy. It was the perfect size, and the courses were timed very leisurely so we had time to enjoy and digest our food. So often, meals are rushed! We left surprisingly full -- I think it was the slower pace.
Sorry my details are lacking. I was dining with friends I hadn't caught up with in a while. I meant to write last night, but I forgot! How was your meal?