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Opinions on NOE downtown at the Omni Hotel?

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SCmike Nov 7, 2006 04:23 PM

Thanks in advance.

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    z man Nov 7, 2006 04:50 PM

    Opinions are mixed (as always) but we've had a very nice tasting menu there. It was seven or eight courses, all deftly prepared and wine-corkage friendly. The timing of the service was a little off but overall the food was very good.

    1. Maxmillion Nov 7, 2006 04:57 PM

      We also had a very nice tasting menu there about a month (or so) ago. I especially remember the seared foie gras which came out paired with a poached pear on top of a sizeably thick slice of black truffle. Everything was beautifully cooked and presented. It was quiet, so service was attentive and on point.

      One thing that struck me was the fabulous plating -- whimsical and elegant at the same time -- using lots of beautiful large white dishes. For example, two (or perhaps one sliced in half) seared scallops came out in this large round dish that looked like a flying saucer! It would have been plain silly if the food wasn't up to scratch, but the delightful plating and serving dishes actually added to the fun and gastronomic delight of the evening.

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        z man Nov 7, 2006 05:40 PM

        Thanks for reminding me Maxmillion, the plating was outstanding, I agree. It walked the line between over-the-top and well-done. leaning very heavily towards well-done.

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        Snoopy Nov 7, 2006 06:08 PM

        Had a lousy meal there about six weeks ago. I did a review of it the day after. Would never go back.

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