Monday, January 25, 2010
That's so cheesy
Thanks to a generous birthday gift from our friends who manage things and automate things, we went to Artisanal for dinner Saturday night. I was surprised to see the place was jumping. We started with a small order of the traditional fondue - a rich, creamy tasty, cheesy blend, followed by a beet salad - endive, walnuts and goat cheese and a carpaccio of yellowfin tuna - shaved fennel and ratatouille vinaigrette. We were seduced by the special of the day - a seven hour braised lamb shank - so decided to share one. Good call - it was delicious. All of this was paired well with a 2008 Bourgogne Aligote from Olivier Leflaive. A selection of assorted housemade petits fours completed a wonderful meal and even better evening with my wife.