Eatery was on my list of restaurants to visit as, each time we passed in front of that place, it was packed. So it got me curious. This casual place serves New American cuisine prepared by Executive chef James Henderson, with lots of Asian influence and with quite a nice selection of gluten free and vegetarian dishes.
We decided to share some dishes selected from the mouth watering appetizers section. We started off with the tempura calamari that was served with hijiki (brown sea vegetable used in Japanese cuisine), fresh mango (not ripped) and a white ponzu sauce.
I loved it: it was crispy, not greasy and the calamari was not rubbery at all. I also liked the sauce that was not spicy and a bit sweet.
The second appetizer was the grilled camembert cheese, served with port wine drunken gapes and bread.
If you love cheese, this dish is for you! I love grilled camembert for its gooeyness and creaminess. I highly recommend it.
The third dish was the mascarpone and ricotta dumplings.
Prepared with oyster mushrooms, oven dried tomatoes and Niçoise olives, it was a sublime appetizer: the dumplings were delicious, with a thin shell perfectly cooked and all the elements on the dish worked well together. The sauce the dumplings were bathed in was so good that I would have licked the plate...
The only disappointing dish was the "stacked" seared tuna.
It was composed of grilled portobello mushroom, vine ripened tomatoes, pesto and balsamic glaze. It was unfortunately bland and the tomatoes were a bit mushy.
For dessert, we decided to order the almond cake that was so good that we literally inhaled it.
Overall it was a delicious meal and the only negative besides one dish was the noise level. Would I go back? For sure, probably for brunch to try their beignets or Corn Flake French toast!
Enjoy (I did)!
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