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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

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?


3 Comments:

at 12:32 PM Blogger Cin Twin1 said...

Hey Stepf,

Was there a vegetarian option for you? Did anyone have the duck? It sounds great! Sounds like there should be room for Graeter's afterwards! :)

 
at 11:26 PM Anonymous midwest transplant said...

Is the food organic, or pesticide-ridden like the rest of this city's? As a newcomer, I'm dying for some more options besides Nectar in Mt. Lookout. Any tips would be great. I'm only interested in local food if it is also grown organically.

 
at 3:08 PM Blogger Stepf said...

There were vegetarian options, yes. I had the halibut though, and it was great!
My friend Kristin tried duck for the first time. She liked it, but she couldn't stomach medium-rare duck, so she got it medium or medium-well.

 
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