Has anyone been in this last week before they close for their move? Interested if the menu is really scaled back or not as I am going this evening. Thanks.
I was there last night at the bar with a couple dozen friends. The special cocktail prices are $3-$5. We did our best to reduce inventory. But we were told there's still plenty of Blue Curacao left, so go ahead and order the Smurf Piss if you like that kind of thing.
After closing, Chef Power took the menu home to re-vamp it, to reflect that some items are gone, at least until he reopens in the new space.
Just an update for everyone.. I went last night.. The menu was a bit.. unbalanced,(two very similar appetizers, no beef entree, etc) but very good and still a variety of options. It doesn't look like food prices have dipped significantly though, appetizers were in the $8-10 range, and entrees in the $20-$30 range.
Wine list is definitely slashed, but something to keep in mind is that the biggest slashes (50% or so) are on the most expensive bottles. a $40 bottle was more likely to be in the 30 range than the 20 range.
Your best deals are going to be on hard liquor, there are $3-5 mixed drinks, plus a list of liquors that are also in that price range.
As far as the menu goes, here is what I remember (there are probably 2-3 options for each course that I am forgetting):
Buffalo Mozzarella "Porcupine" (fried in shredded Phyllo) -- excellent
Goat cheese in crispy potato (really with a nest of shredded deep fried potato) -- also excellent, though a LOT to eat as an app.
Pork Egg Rolls -- Same as above.. the appetizers were all on the big side.
Melange of Vegetables
Baby Chicken with shallots and arugula -- my friends said it was a little salty, but overall quite good
Lamb Sirlon with fingerling potatos and mushroom sauce -- very very good ... the potatoes were nothing exceptional, but the meat was excellent
Vanilla bean creme brulee
Apple Tart Tatin -- very good, you could taste a hint of bitter (burned caramel/alcohol/etc), but for me that added to the flavors
Chocolate Sabayon - the chocoholic in our bunch loved it, its a dark chocolate
Banana Chocolate Tart
a few wine buddies and I went last night, too. I had the lobster bisque (I almost always get this if I see it on the menu as I know what a paine in the ass it is to make) and the beloved scallops. Good stuff! And Ferhat treated us really, really well.
We had a wonderful Merseault (sp?), a great red Burg and also the 1996 Shafer Hillside Select (drinking really well, but my palate is shifting to the old world) and it was a steal at $115.