We arrived and the place was beautiful
I couldn't get enough of the surroundings!
Bar none, this is the best restaurant I have ever been to. Including Vegas or NYC or Quebec or anywhere. The service was exceptional, the hotel and restaurant absolutely gorgeous, and the food - amazing!
For appetizers, my husband had the Hudson Valley Foie Gras and he could not get over how wonderful it was. Perfect, buttery, melts-in-your-mouth. I had the Lemon Butter Poached Maine Lobster and it was also delicious. Here is the Foie Gras (duck or goose liver).
Almost too pretty to eat!
Entrees - he had Slow-Cooked Tenderloin of Veal and I had Nova Scotia Halibut. Again, both were fantastic. I would have to say that's the best Halibut I have ever had - and I've eaten it on the East and West coast. What also made the meal was the Wine Sommelier Richard. He gave us pairings for both our appetizer and our meal and he was not only dead on, but the wine was the perfect compliment.
Here is his veal.
And my halibut
In between the courses our waiter Carlos (wonderful man!) brought us the usual tiny bites to cleanse your palate. One was tiny bits of rabbit, mushroom, and a califlower puree. The other was a champagne and apple juice sorbet. Both were delicious.
Then it was time for the dessert. My husband had the caramel pumpkin brule and I had the Saffron-Poached pears. I do wish I'd listened to Carlos and tried the Chocolate Souffle, as I couldn't stop thinking about it. We had coffee with our dessert.
From the moment we arrived until the second we left, we were treated like royalty.
Out in the hotel lobby, there was a beautiful Christmas tree. Another couple took our picture and then I took theirs. Fair exchange!
I was a bit worried about going to such a fancy, five-star restaurant, but my fears were put at ease the instant we parked at the complimentary valet. Every single person we dealt with remembered our name (amazing!) and when we returned to the valet, without even being handed the ticket, they even remembered our vehicle!
Best. Meal. Ever. Well worth the price and we both will always remember our 25th anniversary meal!