New Englander tries Absinthe
My husband and I had dinner on January 8, 2010 in Absinthe. Our dinner was at 8pm and I had made the reservation the night before. I was a big fan of Top Chef, but I hadn't realized that the chef, Jamie Lauren, had since left (that's what an employee at Cocoa Bella told me that day). But our dinner was one of the best we'd ever had anyway.
First, we had such a great table looking out at the restaurant. We got the pre-dinner sourdough, which was tasty as could be.
I ordered the Kubler absinthe. Hey, I had to try it. It has a very strong anise flavor. I dripped some water over the sugar cube and drank the very anise-tasting alcohol. I can see why it earned it's reputation! My husband enjoyed the Pino Noir selection on the menu. I had a taste, and it was smooth as could be.
My husband ordered the scallop and clam chowder. It was beautiful, and I wish I had a pic, but didn't think to take one. It was served with the clams open and still in the shell on top. And I have to say that we were both incredibly impressed with it! The waitress mentioned that they use Old Bay Seasoning in it - good to know!
I knew I'd get the pan fried scallops for dinner before seeing the menu that evening (I had read it online). I was hoping my husband would get something different, but he didn't. I would have loved to taste a 2nd meal! The scallops were amazing! They are on an onion puree and they have big hunks of bacon and different types of mushrooms about them. The bacon was sooo good. I had never had bacon like that. And the entire dinner was unforgettable.
We shared the Cashew Chocolate bar for dessert. My complements to the pastry chef! Another amazing selection.