Weekend Review- WD-50, Chinatown Brasserie long
Had a wonderful weekend of eating and drinking so I thought I would post some reviews.
Had lunch Friday afternoon at Chinatown Brasserie. We were a large group so we got to sample many dishes. Stand outs were the Dry sauteeed string beans with roast pork- they had a nice spiciness without being to overpowering, general tso's chicken- again a nice spicy flavor, vegatable fried rice had tons of veggies in it which was great, and my favorite the roast duck spring rolls- truly fantastic.
Now for the misses- the roast pork bun had virtually no pork inside, the crispy taro root shrimp had way to much breading on the outside so that you could hardly taste the shrimp and lastly the rib tips were nearly inedible (probably why they were only $5).
So to sum up I have had better Chinese food delivered to my house from Grand Sichuan Int'l for much cheaper but I did enjoy my experince here. I think the place itself is beautiful and it was really fun to go with a big group and just enjoy each others company in such a nice setting. I have to say I may go back- at least to try the frozen mai tai when the weather is warm again.
Saturday we stopped at Bamn and had the macaroni and cheese croquette. They had just put fresh ones in so it came out perfectly crispy on the outside and warm and gooey on the inside.
Then we went to WD-50 for dinner. We walked in at 6:15 and were able to get a table in the bar area without reservations. Now my boyfriend and I like to think we are adventuous eater but honestly we have never had HALf of the things on the tasting menu but we went for it anyways. So glad we did! The Pickeled Beef Tounge with fried mayo was absolutely amazing. The miso soup came with a little vial so you could spray your own sesame noodels into your soup. How simple yet so fun. The best thing we ate overall was the Spring Lamb w/ carob, honeydew melon and fava beans. I can't tell you how awesome all of theses flavors were together. The only thing we didn't finish of the night was the Foie Gras w/ beet juice. We each tried to enjoy it but you know what--I just hate fois gras and I never will like it.
The best part came at the end of the night when the bartender came over and asked if we would like to go back into the kitchen and meet Wylie. I have never really understood why people get so excited about seeing celebrities but I have to tell you I was ecstatic. He was so friendly and cool- just a real great guy. So if you haven't been to WD-50 yet I highly recommend it. With the tasting menu, one bottle of wine and 2 beers it came to $285. Not cheap and on my budget not something I will be able to enjoy again for a while but believe I will be saving my pennies...
Is there a particular seafood dish you would recommend? I was looking at the Snapper when we were there.
i didn't have fish, i ate most of their seafood dishes (dumplings, noodles, entrees) and i really liked the oysters, the saffron scallops and the noodles with scallop and shrimp... they are solid good.