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Rouget in Newtown

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My wife and I decided to try their weekday prix fixe menu. I had gotten a restaurant..com discount which make the cost of trying it a bit cheaper.

The place is attractive. We sat in a glassed-in area and had a nice view. However the food was somewhat disappointing. The first thing I noticed was that they served salted butter. I don't consider that appropriate for this class of restaurant. I was told it was Amish butter, but it was very heavily salted.

I started with a decent mushroom soup and my wife had shrimp. The soup was OK and the shrimp were not bad. The seasoning was good, but I have had better shrimp. We went on to a salad course. My wife had various greens with Roquefort cheese, grapes and walnuts. She enjoyed it. I had a Caesar salad. It was pretty good, but had a piece of toasted bread rather than croutons.

My wife had monkfish which she enjoyed. I had a somewhat peculiar combination of Hawaiian butterfish and beef cheeks. The fish was pretty good and so were the beef cheeks. However, they did not belong together.

Dessert was White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce which my wife enjoyed and a Chocolate Torte with Liquid Chocolate Center which was also pretty good, though not outstanding.

It wasn't a bad meal, but it did not come up to my expectations.

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