Saturday, February 24, 2007

Why can't MY name be Sue Surly...



Dinner at Lee's on King W tonight with some girl peeps. Intended as a more affordable, accessible gastronomic journey than the flagship Susur right next door, Sheena's curiousity was piqued. Online reviews were all over the map; yet Sheena completely trusted the judgment of the recommender. Only a careful personal inspection could resolve the dilemma.

It was a lovely meal, and would not hesitate to embark upon a return visit. Tapas style service, but fairly generous servings intended for sharing and snitching. Only one item likely not to be reordered - the satay plate - but not because it wasn't good (it was), it was just nothing all that different.

Salads and appetizer type thingies were fabulous. Glad to have a repeat visitor at the table to offer suggestions. All winners: Singapore Slaw salad. A bit of a production when it is brought to the table and mixed to your personal satisfaction. Pommes Frites (with pre-drizzled spicy mayo) was featherlight and super crispy. Left the table a complete mess, but rendered Sheena feeling shameful and inadequate (see immediate previous post....)

Blue Cheese Fresh Fig Toasted Walnut Salad was divine. Reminded me of the Goat Cheese Salad I love so much at Cafe Taste on Queen W.

Braised Beef was like eating meat pudding. Oh Oh Oh. Falling apart roast on top of fluffy mashed potatoes. Sort of reminded me of the Braised Beef at the Swan.

Duck Confit was unique and packed with flavour - roasted dried pineapple (spicy and concentrated), goat cheese and more wonderful toasted walnuts.

Sparkling Sake Strawberry cocktail, chocolate molten cake with banana stuff and a spicy ginger creme brulee with lots of fresh fruit ended our din-din. Kind of felt rushed out the door for the next wave of reservations. Recommended for the semi-adventurous eaters not hung up on price. Was nice to see the Big Kahuna do a little meet & greet walkabout.

Did a very generous feed for 3 unapologetically hungry chicks including dessert and some basic wine and ended up under $200. Not bad, but could certainly do more damage next time round...Wines by the glass selection not exactly earthshattering, so stuck to an inoffensive Chilean Sauvignon Blanc.

6 Comments:

At 1:34 PM, Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

My god - it's full of frites.

 
At 3:06 PM, Blogger Marky Mark said...

We went during Summerlicious. I was starving afterwards...

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

Some of the online reviews I looked at yesterday afternoon said the same thing. Maybe just the wrong mix of dishes. We were all good.

 
At 3:53 PM, Blogger Marky Mark said...

It might have been the special Summerlicious menu. The other three people were fine. I, however, truly was still hungry.

 
At 11:39 AM, Anonymous spy said...

mmm that mountain of fries looks greasy and delicious

 
At 11:39 AM, Anonymous spy said...

mmm that mountain of fries looks greasy and delicious.
PS SUsur gives me the creeps when I see him on TV

 

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