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martinibill Dec 14, 2008 06:10 AM

Just made lunch reservations at August for Friday, December 26. Please give suggestions, tips, what to avoid( if anything), and recommendations.

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    JazzyB RE: martinibill Dec 15, 2008 04:18 AM

    Consider a lunch of apps. if they are offering the gnocchi and tempura buster crabs. Lunch menu changes frequently.

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      Ross B RE: martinibill Dec 16, 2008 05:22 PM

      Anything with pork belly.

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        localfoodie RE: martinibill Dec 18, 2008 01:12 PM

        try the gnocchi it's probable on of the best in the city!

        1. Bill Hunt RE: martinibill Dec 18, 2008 08:26 PM

          Based on my last experience, the tasting menu is a winner. The only thing that I would question/avoid would be the sommelier's pairing, regarding wines. Now, they may have gotten the "hint," and could have upgraded/improved this. Let's hope so. Ask for specifics, and be prepared to do either a few half-bottles from their list, or wines b-t-g. All of the food was excellent to outstanding.

          Hunt

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            jindomommy RE: martinibill Dec 22, 2008 08:34 PM

            I think they had a special when I was there. Venison three or four ways. I don't "seek out" venison on a menu, but my husband ordered it. I ordered fish and they tried to do a Hawaiian interpretation of it...problem is...I'm from Hawaii. Bad, bad, bad. Hawaii was in the Sugar Bowl last year, so I don't think you'll run into that problem. The venison was excellent.

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              ieathereforeiam RE: martinibill Dec 23, 2008 04:41 PM

              I have the same reservation. coming in from Austin. can't wait. where else are you eating?

              1. mrsfury RE: martinibill Dec 23, 2008 06:15 PM

                Hey Martinibill! I am not working that day but may be in the Quarter to visit relatives in town. If you want to get together I might get CopCop/Jeeves to come with me. Maybe we could get a Pimm's cup at the Napoleon House? You can pm me at www.ladayrides.com.

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