Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Mon Ami Gabi

I'm pretty shocked (actually to be honest very shocked) that I haven't mentioned Mon Ami Gabi on Project Soiree. We all have our "go-to" restaurants in the city and for me Mon Ami Gabi is my ideal place to bring a friend, date, family or just myself and a good book. The food has always been phenomenal and the ambiance indoors or on the patio keeps me coming back for more.

First they bring this amazing warm baguette to the table which many of you already know is my weakness. That crisp crust and warm flaky center of a baguette wins me over with a glass of sparkling wine or pinot noir from their rolling bar cart.

The salads and soups are out of this world so don't overlook them and go straight to the entrees. The Farmers Market Tomato Salad with Roquefort blue cheese and lemon vinaigrette and the Butter Lettuce and Arugula Salad with warm chick pea croutons and grana padano cheese are both amazing to start with. If you visit during the summer months and you're enjoying the patio then you must order the gazpacho soup. Last summer I was pretty obsessed with gazpacho so trust me I tasted my fair share around the city and Mon Ami Gabi took top honor.

For the entrees I would highly recommend the Trout Amandine served with hericot verts and topped with brown butter and almonds or the Salmon and Leek Quinoa with citron butter. I've also tried the Caramelized Sea Scallops served with a pea puree that were absolutely phenomenal. It's also worth mentioning that their frites are totally worth ordering as a side because you'll finish them and consider ordering more (they really are that good). At the end you'll see a dessert menu and probably think I'm crazy for suggesting that you order something after everything I've recommended. Just do yourself a favor and order the profiteroles filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with double chocolate fudge sauce and your night will be complete. Did you make a reservation yet?




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