This last week we decided to give this well-placed restaurant one more try before a symphony date night, and we were so happy we did. We got two happy hour small plates and a salad from the main menu, and it was all exceptional. The first dish out was the Sauteed Gulf Shrimp – nothing crazy here – shrimp over rice with a creamy butter sauce, but it was done perfectly. The shrimp was perfect, and the rice was slightly under salted, which balanced the slightly salty sauce perfectly. Just a very well done dish. Next they brought out the Tuna Tartar, which was more like a small sashimi bowl. The mix of raw tuna, avocado, cucumber and crispy tortilla strips was perfect with a light teriyaki sauce. It was delicious. The beet salad came out last, which is exactly how we like to eat –French style, with the salad coming at the end of the meal. We both find that is the best way to eat – raw veggies take longer to digest and help move things through your intestine, so it just makes sense to eat them at the end of a meal. The beet salad was perfect – exactly the right combination of sweet ingredients set off by not too much goat cheese and exactly the right amount of a light balsamic dressing.
(Note to the management – bring back the black cod baked in parchment with shiitake mushrooms! That was a killer dish – so simple and delicious.)
The Long Center in Austin – the rest of a great date night after a tasty dinner 🙂
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