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Hudson's on the Bend Restaurant Week

amykragan Sep 14, 2009 07:28 PM

went to tonight and enjoyed our meals.

We had the duck diablos, chipotle & lobster bisque to start. The duck was very good and great presentation. The bisque was nothing special and had too much chipotle all you tasted was that & the sherry. No lobster flavor to speak of.

We had the venison (super tender), pecan crusted snapper (very moist) and the ribeye. The overall favorite with green peppercorn sauce.

Desserts included chocolate mousse, fudge brownie sundae and berry compote.

All 4 of us opted to include the wine parings that included a glass with each of the 3 courses.

I think for the small pours, you're better off ordering bottles.

Service was great and we all felt like we had received a good value.

THumbs up!

 
 
 
 
  1. amykragan Sep 14, 2009 07:29 PM

    We also had a smoked wild boar tostada amuse bouche that was really good!

    1. amykragan Sep 14, 2009 07:31 PM

      last of the photos

       
       
       
       
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      1. re: amykragan
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        txgrl99 Sep 14, 2009 08:54 PM

        Thanks for the review and the photos. I'm going next week, so I will avoid the lobster bisque.

        1. re: txgrl99
          amykragan Sep 15, 2009 08:01 AM

          The also had a quail appetizer that sounded interesting. Duck was really good!

        2. re: amykragan
          r
          Rene Sep 14, 2009 09:56 PM

          Amy, you are far too thin to eat so well... :)

          We plan on going for Restaurant Week next week. Thanks for the photos and other information. It's unfortunate that you can't recommend the bisque as I love well done bisque but I definitely trust your judgment.

          René

          1. re: Rene
            amykragan Sep 15, 2009 08:02 AM

            Bisque is one of my favorites too, so I was really disappointed.

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              verily Sep 15, 2009 09:51 AM

              My companion ordered that and it was oddly sweet.

              I ordered the duck diablos, the ribeye, and the berry compote. My companion ordered the bisque, venison, and mousse (which was very rich and dark chocolate-y).

              I loved the diablos; tasty crunchy little bites that they were. The ribeye was nicely tender and I mopped up all of the green peppercorn sauce; it was very delicious. The only portion of the meal that I didn't much care for was dessert; I wish I had gone with the brownie sundae instead.

              Now to figure out how to reproduce that skillet bread. It reminded me a little of bisquick dumplings.

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