Monday, 29 August 2011

dining out: Au Petit Salut

On Friday evening we dined at Au Petit Salut with friends. It is located on Harding Road, part of the Dempsey Hill selection of restaurants. Au Petit Salut was established in May 1998 and on their website they have:

..... strongly continues its emphasis on a 'wholesome dining experience' complete with great ambiance, fresh quality food alongside efficient and attentive service.

The service could have been a little better as we had to ask for water on three occasions. The quality and freshness of the food was good, but not enough of it as far as John is concerned! He prefers to leave a dining table 'satisfied' and with Au Petit Salut, he was not!
 
In July 2007, Au Petit Salut relocated to its new three-storey home at Harding Road. Its main dining area on the ground level offers a seating capacity of 100, both indoor and alfresco inclusive. Its second level is dedicated to two private dining rooms with seating capacity of 40 each. Some of the food we had is seen below:

Oysters:

 Half dozen baked Burgundy snails with tomato and garlic butter:
  
Fish of the day:

Leek and potato soup with Iberico Lomo chips and croutons

Lobster risotto with truffles and green asparagus, Parmesan shavings

Roasted duck breast with sweet and sour orange reduction,
pommes allumettes, cress salad
 
Roasted Welsh lamb saddle served with ratatouille, rosemary-infused lamb jus
 
“Mont Blanc” Vanilla ice cream, chestnut purée and meringue


a very nice place for a very special dinner

1 comment:

Camille, Blake and Pierce said...

I have been wanting to try this restaurant bc in some magazine I read recently it was rated with a high score.... thanks for the details...