Friday, December 7, 2007

Sandrine's Bistro: Their 12th Year

While wandering around Harvard Square, there are plenty of food options for both lunch and dinner. I have mentioned some of those choices in previous posts, including my lunch at Sandrine's Bistro. I have not yet had the opportunity to have dinner there, but I may do so soon.

Sandrine's Chef Raymond Ost was recently involved in a freak motorcycle accident that sidelined him for several weeks this fall. He has returned to his restaurant now, with a new fall/winter menu containing some interesting choices such as the following:

Bouche de Noel: A beloved French cake roll with whimsical buttercream decor
Chestnut Veloute
Cranberry-White Chocolate Cheesecake Pyramid with walnut shortbread crust
Curry-Crusted Loin of Lamb with chestnut-cabbage ragout and a lemon thyme reduction
Fingerlings and Norwegian Smoked Salmon in Horseradish Cream with tobiko
Foie Gras-Stuffed Roast Quail with Perigourdine Sauce
Foie Gras-Stuffed Sirloin Burger ala Daniel Boulud
Foie Gras Tatin: layered with pastry, smoked duck, and Fuji apples
Pernod Crème Brulee
Plum Tatin on a Rosemary Crust
Seared Sea Scallops in Champagne with lentil-leek-mushroom ragout
Venison: roasted with parsnips and pears; bittersweet chocolate-juniper berry sauce

The Foie Gras Tatin sounds especially delicious!

In addition, to celebrate their 12th year in business, they are holding a special giveway. From December 12 to January 12, when you dine there you will receive a wax-sealed envelope along with your check. Inside the envelope is a coupon good for one of several possible treats, ranging from a free entrée or dessert to a generous discount on wine or whole meals.

But no peeking because to redeem it you must return the envelope unsealed the next time you dine there. The host will then open the envelope and tell you what you have won. The Promotion expires February 12, 2008.

If I return there, I will be sure to report back.

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