- Nadia Jarvis Nov 27, 2003 06:38 PM
Has anyone eaten at Auberge lately? I have not heard anything about it for quite some time now and I was just wondering if it is still worth the drive.
I was just there for lunch today. Not bad, but still shows signs that it is part of the Oliver-Bonacini chain of restaurants.
Mini terrine of chicken liver pate was quite good, with a topping of crushed pistachios and unremarkable slices of grilled french bread.
Escargot was not burgundy-style (how I like it), but was like French Onion Soup with snails.
My dining companion had a beautiful piece of Black Snapper. What a great fish! Very tasty and light, on a bed of teardrop tomatoes, asparagus and little black olives.
I had the "Crepe of the day" which was quite good: filled with bison shreds, mascarpone (only a little), and fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, etc.) It was done in a bison-herb jus. Very flavourful, and herbacious indeed.
Dessert was a chocolate "Mille Feuille" with chocolate mousse and raspberry coulis. It was pedestrian at best.
$170 including tax and tip. Good meal, but too much money.