Monday, January 3, 2011
Restaurant review: The French Room in Dallas
We enjoyed our dining adventure at The French Room and were delighted to finally try one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the Dallas area.
For our sister present, we decided to gift each other with dinner at The French Room. What an experience!
We were impressed with the beautiful and grandiose dining room. Our waiter made sure to point out the highlights for us: The French Room was opened in 1982 and is part of the Adolphus Hotel. The ceiling is hand painted and the furniture is ornate. The chandelier glass is imported from Italy.
You can either chose to do the three course menu or the menu paired with wine. We chose the three-course menu and started out with the crisp pork belly and the crab cake. The pork belly was perfectly cooked and was served on a bead of swiss chard with mushrooms. The crab cake was very light -- almost like a souffle -- and was served with a lobster cream sauce. These were followed by a cranberry sorbet palate cleanser served up in a beautiful flower dish.
For our main courses, we tried the coconut crusted halibut and the tenderloin. The halibut was served in a brown butter sauce with apples and butternut squash. The tenderloin was served atop cheese and bacon potatoes with a side of asparagus. Wow! We couldn't have been happier with our selection; each bite was perfection.
To cap off our evening, we ordered dessert: bread pudding and the blackberry tart. The bread pudding was served with caramelized bananas and a rum gelato. The tart was almond encrusted and served with a ginger-molasses gelato as well. The cup of coffee served along side might have surpassed the dessert -- it was the best cup of coffee I've ever had.
Following dessert, we were treated to a complimentary chocolate plate from the chef. The chocolate detail on the side of the serving plate was precious. The chocolates -- we were really too full to experiment.
After we received our check, we were given these little bags with pumpkin cranberry bread for the road. Such a nice touch, and a wonderful end to such an enjoyable dinner experience. We enjoyed our dining adventure at The French Room and were delighted to finally try one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the Dallas area.
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