Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ceres' Table - 2011

One of our favorite meals from last year was Ceres' Table, where we had a three course meal for $25. Every dish was fantastic and we recommended it to anyone that would listen. Since we liked it so much we didn't understand how it took us a year and half to return. This time the three course prix fixe is $40 including a glass of wine and only offered on Wednesdays (I guess the first deal really was too good to be true). Unfortunately something happened between our two visits because they could not have been more different. Each dish that came out was very disappointing and not very tasty. It's hard to believe that there could be such a huge variation in experiences. Either one of our experiences was a fluke, or something has changed inside the kitchen. Either way we were bummed to find one of our favorite meals from last year is not the same today.




What went wrong? We started with soft shell crabs and ravioli. The crab was more or less an accident but still nothing I would want to try again. The ravioli with shrimp was ok, with the shrimp and sauce being pretty good but the goat cheese filling was way too strong.  


Our main course was sirloin and trout filet. The meat was cooked medium rare but tasted and cut rare. The trout was ok but a little salty and overdone.



One of the highlights from before was the dessert. They were probably the best part of the meal but still lacking something. The peach crisp with vanilla was nice and appropriately sized. We again tried the molten chocolate cake but it was missing the soft, moist cake to go with the fudge in the middle.


I really hope we just had a supper off night. Our first meal was so good that I want to believe our second trip was the outlier. The problem is that we might not get back anytime soon to asses so please leave comments and keep me updated which will give me hope to return sooner rather than never.

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