DonRocks Posted April 5, 2010 Share Posted April 5, 2010 Some milestones are more dubious than others. Yesterday I had the English Trifle at Kings Contrivance as part of their Easter Prix Fixe (3 courses, $35), and I now think this particular dish - at this particular restaurant - may be the only restaurant item (other than an Egg McMuffin) that I've had in five different decades (70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, and now 10s). Certain things never change - the gracious Richard Ackman, for example - but I remember this trifle as being good in the distant past: They used to wheel out a dessert cart, and hand-spoon it into a glass parfait; not any more - this may no longer be made in-house, and is just not worth eating. The Shellfish Bisque was pleasant enough, with wedges of lobster, shrimp, and crab cooked into a sherry-deprived, rice-thickened coulis, but the Roasted Leg of Lamb drowning in "mint sauce" - which was nothing but mint-infused brown gravy - sitting next to some short-cooked ratatouille and lumpless garlic mashed potatoes (with an inexplicable cheese tuile plunged into them!) ... see you in the roaring twenties, my friends. Cheers, Rocks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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