July 22 2012
Summerlicious $25 Lunch
Auberge is a classy, warm and elegant French restaurant. It feels like a large cozy house when you first enter.
We were seated in the Sophie dining room, a bit let down 'cause I think the main dining room with the black and white chairs looks nicer.
crispy fish croquette, arugula salad, black olive, red pepper aioli
One hiccup in service - the bread came after the appetizers. It had a slight sour taste and the crust was too tough/chewy, but it was a nice combination with the smooth artichoke dip.
|Mediterranean Sea Bass|
Prince Edward Island mussels, grilled zucchini, basmati rice, saffron sauce
baked summer vegetables, petit basil salad, soft polenta
My entree. Points for presentation! Ribbons of eggplant and zucchini wrapped around diced eggplant, zucchini, peppers and tomatoes in a chunky tomato sauce. I like vegetables but I felt like I was eating pasta sauce after a while, so I preferred the zucchini and eggplant ribbons - very earthy. The mini basil leaves were a nice touch for taste and presentaton. My first time eating polenta - very creamy and rich, sort of like mashed potatoes but grainy.
|Poppy Seed Shortcake|
marinated fruits, vanilla gastrique, crème fraîche mousse
|Ice Cream Sandwich|
caramel semifreddo, cocoa nib, chocolate cake
Verdict: Very satisfied with Summerlicious at Auberge du Pommier!