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Cafe Saint-Ex: cooking with cereal

woodleyparkhound Apr 25, 2012 05:20 AM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04...

I'm not tempted myself...

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    mdpilam May 26, 2012 06:52 AM

    First time eating at Saint-Ex last night, and came away very impressed. We started with the beet salad which was good (watercress was a unique addition) and brussel sprouts which were solid, but nothing great (pretty standard sprouts suateed and reduced w a balsamic). The highlight though was the chilli mac n cheese, this was the best mac n cheese I've had in a long time. It was cheesy, but not greasy, with a crunch and the chilli added a subtle but not overpowering flavor, which can too often happen when adding chilli to mac n cheese (a midwest thing). The lamb was also excellent. The chops (2) were small, but grilled perfectly (med. rare) with a touch of sea salt and enough fat to leave it juicy and bursting with flavor in each (both!) bites. It also came with a lamb sausage which was a small patty, and was tasty, but could have been a little bigger, so that it wouldn't have been as dry. The (fennel?) pickled cabbage that it came with paired perfectly. We were convinced to go with the Elvis for dessert, which I didn't need convincing of because it came with bacon caramel sauce, and it was also very good.

    I had always meant to getting around to eating here, and am now wishing I had sooner. Still not going to order fruity pebbles dessert though.

    1. d
      Doh Apr 26, 2012 02:12 PM

      Reminds me of this article on "haute stoner cuisine."

      http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/19/din...

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      1. re: Doh
        woodleyparkhound Apr 26, 2012 04:27 PM

        Love this article - thanks for posting!

      2. m
        mdpilam Apr 25, 2012 12:50 PM

        That grilled cheese with fruity pebbles sounds awful. French Toast w/ frosted flakes sounds better.

        1. h
          hamster Apr 25, 2012 12:06 PM

          Finally checked out the renovated second floor on Sunday night and it is so nice and spacious! And empty on Sunday nights!

          1. k
            katecm Apr 25, 2012 10:14 AM

            I'm going to Saint Ex on Monday with a friend to enjoy the last day of grilled-cheese month. Maybe we'll give it a try!

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            1. re: katecm
              woodleyparkhound Apr 25, 2012 10:20 AM

              If you do, please report back. I'm curious, but not curious enough to go there to try it!

            2. t
              Teddybear Apr 25, 2012 05:54 AM

              I always imagine these enterprising chefs laughing up their sleeves.

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