Monday, February 15, 2010

Dining Out

I am so happy. I finally got to eat at Le Cirque. I have been dying to try this place for ages. But since the prices are a little ridiculous and because the portions are minuscule (French place) we haven't gotten around to making a reservation. But they decided to extend the NYC Restaurant Week so huzzah!

I had a lovely dinner. Sunchoke salad with grapefruit for an app. Sea Scallops with faulousness all around it for my main course and a lovely crème brûlée for dessert.

I'm pretty impressed. The place had one of the biggest Restaurant Week menus I have ever seen and the food was pretty darn good, except for Aaron's appetizer. He had a Lamb terrine. I love lamb but this, in my opinion, was a miss. The other issue I had was that the portions are small. Three scallops made up my main course. Luckily, I had a snack right before heading out to the restaurant.

So on a scale from 1 to 10 (one being McDonald's and 10 being X2O or Xavier's), I give Le Cirque a solid 8. The normal prices are insane (there was a soup for $24 and a Sole dish for $70-something) and the prices are typically French (puny). BUT the food you DO get is tasty as heck.

Oh yes, in case you're wondering, no. This wasn't a Valentine's day thing. We were supposed to go last week but we got snowed out. Aaron and I spent Valentine's day on the road, driving home from my brother's in Mass. After the news at the end of the week, I really needed happy Munchkin therapy. They really are infectious.