Thursday, August 18, 2011

Restaurant Review- La Poste

Jenn and I headed to La Poste on Wednesday night. It's in Clifton right off of Ludlow near Graeters... it used to be a Post Office (although I grew up in Clifton and it was never a post office so I guess it was a really long time ago)- but they do a cute little play on post office stuff with the menu and decor....

First the waitress brought us a little amuse bouche of a watermelon and cucumber salsa with salty fried pita pieces. It was a fun way to start the meal...very refreshing...
We started off by splitting a poached pear stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in prosciutto....areeee you kidding me? It came over a bed of arugula. Honestly we couldn't taste too much of the actual pear but the texture of the soft pear was a nice little vessel for the goat cheese and prosciutto...oh and those are crispy fried parsnips on top. mmmmm

Next up we each had 1 piece of mushroom ravioli as a midcourse. We were excited at the opportunity to try a small portion so we could taste multiple things without being completely stuffed (or completely broke)- the small tasting of ravioli was really delicious. It was stuffed with tiny chopped up pieces of mushrooms and covered in a gorgonzola cream sauce, some fried mushroom pieces and a crispy fried sage leaf. Next time I go to this restaurant I will get this as my entree. No questions asked. If we weren't in a fancy restaurant we would have both licked our was so delicious. Jenn (who claims to dislike mushrooms) loved it just as much as I did...
Next up was our entrees.... I had the:
fried chicken breast: skyhaven ham, mornay sauce, wax beans and asparagus

It was good. The breading on the chicken was really good and right underneath the breading it was stuffed with ham ....kind of like a play on a chicken cordon bleu. The sauce was good..and was my favorite part. This was a solid dish but didn't compare to the ravioli..
Jenn got the:
Seared Salmon: warm quinoa, carmelized mirepoix, asparagus, piquillo-clam broth

The portion was huge and the fish was cooked to perfection...but I think it would have been better with a different sauce...I took a bite of the quinoa separately from the salmon and it tasted exactly like the salmon....I think it would have been good with some varying flavors or a different kind of sauce...but again, a perfectly cooked fish is always a good thing...

The waitress came back around to ask us what we wanted for dessert and we joked that we just wanted a bowl of the mushroom ravioli sauce for dessert (only we were only kind of joking)- the dessert menu changes often and sounded interesting, but we decided we would take a few laps around Ludlow to walk off our dinner and if we were in a dessert mood we would split a scoop at Graeters....but we ended up being way too full.

In conclusion this place was really delicious and very cute. The staff knows what they are talking about and the bathroom smells like a field full of Lilies...seriously it was the best smelling bathroom I've ever been in. It's also a lot fancier than I was expecting with them swapping out all of our silverware and plates for every 'course'. Try it out! Oh, and get the mushroom ravioli.

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