It's been a while since the Downhill Alert- Gingerbread House in Oakland?
We have ressys to go with some friends on Friday, which means I need to be ordering here soon. It's the friends who want to go, so "go somewhere else" isn't an option. Would love to know what to expect as far as recent experiences go. And, also, has anyone tried anything on the current menu other than the spoon Jambalaya, which is the only think from the current menu I saw mentioned specificaly?
Current menu: http://www.tjsgingerbread.com/tjsdin....
I am leaning towards something "experimental" like the rabbit, pheasant, quail... no lamb or crab.
Haven't been in years, but it was always atmosphere more than the food. Some nice live music in the past. Still the dinners were ok.... For the "exotic" entrees they'll want advance notice, the menu,
, has asteriks on the items that can be "ordered the same day as your arrival".
So, we had a pleasant time at the Gingerbread House. The woman who owns it is a wingnut, in a good way. We were there early, so she gave us lots of attention and was a hoot.
The food wasn't much worth writing home about, but tasty. The star of the night was the cornbread and the shrimp stuffed sole. That sole was tasty. I got the rabbit. Wish I'd gotten the pheasant. The cherry duck was tasty. I've had better jambalaya, though they make their own hot sauce, which really kicked the dish up.
The best part of the night was the gingerbread chocolate chip cookie with ice cream. I would go back just for that!