Agraria - RW 2008
Hi all - I'm going to Agraria at Washington Harbour tonight for Restaurant Week. I've heard that it is pretty hit or miss, but wanted to give it a try anyways! it is a limited RW menu, but was looking for any suggestions on which dishes to get... Thanks!
THE FARMERS CHICKEN SOUP
Mrs. Carlson’s secret North Dakota recipe
with mixed greens, grape tomatoes and croutons tossed in our farmers dressing
an assortment of speciality cured meats
WILD MAINE MUSSELS
mussels with your choice of broth: white wine basil butter; mariner; or cilantro lime
CHICKEN POT PIE
our version of the classic american casserole
FLAT IRON STEAK
served with braised swiss chard, mushroom and our house steak sauce
pan seared rockfish with a root vegetable and prosciutto terrine
with a whole grain mustard sauce
CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE
with fudge icing served with vanilla bean sauce
atop a pecan-graham crust and white chocolate
...the issue I'm having with Agraria is that if you look at the REGULAR menu, you can easily eat three courses there for under $30. The pot pie is 16, the soup is 4, so if dessert is $10 then you're just coming out even.
i'm going at lunch/brunch on Sunday, and will probably eat off RW menu because it's not much of a bargain.
Thanks for your replies! We went last night and were pleasantly surprised despite reading mixed reviews. The mussels WERE delicious - and quite plentiful ... I got them in the white wine basil butter and my friend got his in the mariner broth. Although the wine butter broth was very tasty, after half of the mussels, it was a bit too rich. The mariner broth though was delicious - chopped up tomatoes with a little kick.
I got the flat iron steak which I was happy with. They actually had an extra dish under the entrees - a fettucine with mushroom sauce - and that was great. Both dishes were perfect for a very chilly night!
The desserts were not particularly exciting. I probably liked the chocolate fudge cake better than the pumpkin cheesecake, although the fudge cake was on the dry side. The pumpkin cheesecake did not have much flavor.