Saturday, February 18, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Pleasured to sit in the back room, with the starlight ceiling . . . Love it . . .
A starter of guacamole.
Mrs had 'raw' spaghetti which is actually zucchini, instead of pasta, and of course a vegetarian sauce.
I had Cheddar quesadillas . . . It's odd that this vegetarian place is the only place in prague we can get rat-trap cheddar and pinto beans . . . Excellent as always, with sylvanske zelene and Pi Voda . . .
Le Terroir is a world-class place, no doubt about it . . .
If only for their armagnac & cognac selections, which are out of my price range . . . 8^D
The first amuse bouche was this foam with seafood and potato.
We had skipped lunch to make room for this dinner . . . Which we squandered on the wonderful breads . . . With our apertif' champagnes . . . 8^D
Another amuse bouche with salmon & sea-bass in a briny foam.
We were having the degustation menu, with suggested wine pairings -- the only way to go . . .
Goose Foie gras and pheasant with pistachio oil and pears . . .along with a 2006 Reisling from the Mosel River valley
Scallops, langoustines and pasta negra with baked garil and sauce of olive oil, with a 2008 meursault "Clos du Cromin", from Burgogne
Grilled fish with a ragout of white beans and zucchini, anchovies sauce . . . We both could've sworn the waiter said cray fish, but . . . .with a 2008 chateaneuf du pape, Cotes du Rhone . . . Never had a white chateaneuf before . . .didn't like it as much as the amazing reds we've had before . . . The fish in-and-of-itself was unassaillable . . .
Irsih lamb chop and sweetbread roasted in thyme butter, ravioloi stuffed with leek, with 2006 Bandol, from Provence . . . I love seafood, but this was my favorite for the evening . . . Prima gusto!
Valhona chocolate cake with cherries and crème fraiche . . . And there is obviously more going on than just that . . . With a little spanish sherry, of course . . .
Then coals-to-newcastle-wise, they brought some extra chocolate out . . . We had no shame by this point, ate it all . . .
The miso shiru continues to please,
Sometimes I just have to have some horka sake, instead of tea, especially since they quit serving 8 Treasures tea in a clear glass pot,
Mrs got the salmon and avocado salad that demonstrates once again, that what the restaurant excels at is not the beef nor even the sushi . . . Wonderful . . .
I got udan noodles with krevatami (prawns), the waitress confirmed with skrevatami, that threw me, I tho't I'd mispronounced it, which I had of course, but she was saying s krevatami, WITH prawns . . . 8^D . . . The udan here are also excellent...