Reporting Live from Degustation...
Thought I'd share my experience with the Chow community:
A Great Dinner for Two
I don't know about you, but "Degustation" was not in my SAT vocabulary. For a word that sounds so...well, disgusting...I was pleasantly surprised to learn that it actually means "to taste or savor carefully or appreciatively." How very appropriate for a restaurant name that sounds so inappropriate, don't you think?
Degustation's counter-style seating arrangement is definitely not appropriate for large groups, but for a sophisticated, laid-back dinner date catch-up with a friend, is really quite perfect. And what's best about Degustation is that, for what you get, their price-points are very reasonable. 8 beautifully prepared tapas, 2 glasses of wine, and 2 beers came to about $55/person. Plus the feeling of being part of the kitchen as your chef carefully prepares every dish right in front of you is a real treat.
Notable dishes of the evening were the croquettes which were warm, creamy, and fresh out of the deep fryer, a wonderfully prepared seared foie gras with fig, and an interesting rendition pork belly served with peppers in a watermelon base. The only item which I would advise against is the chocolate and fried banana dessert, which to be frank, was quite tasteless.
Other than that, well done, Mr. Lamb. I'll be heading back soon!
*For pictures of dishes mentioned above, feel free to check out my blog page: http://dru.gobbl.com