Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Decent Dinner: Patois

We had dinner at Patois on New Year's Eve.
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I loved my drink, the Revellion -- vodka, Pimms, lemon juice, satsumas, Regatta ginger beer ($11).

But my drink was the only thing I truly loved.

Fried P&J oyster salad, spinach, Benton's bacon, Parmigiano Reggiano, Meyer lemon buttermilk dressing ($14).
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Quite tasty standout dish. Some crunch, some cheese, some acid.

Gulf shrimp and butternut squash soup ($7).
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A bit bland.

Crispy pork belly, seared scallop, Steen's cane syrup, mustard drizzle ($16).
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The scallop was delicious. The pork belly was disappointing.

Seared Kobe beef belly, sweet onion and Asian herb salad, lime, soy-ginger dressing ($15).
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This was not good at all. I think my husband barbecues better.

Grilled lamb ribs, green tomato relish ($13.50).
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Also rather unmemorable.

Moules frites, smoky Creole tomato broth, saffron aioli ($12).
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Decent, but it was stupid to put the fries on top instead of on a separate dish. The fries got soggy in the broth. Fail.

Charred octopus, chorizo, kalamata olives, fregola, Meyer lemon citronette ($13).
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Very pleasant but not as great as I'd hoped it would be.

Lavender shortbread and mint chocolate petit fours.
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Nice complimentary sweet bites.

Patois was completely adequate. Nothing was particularly bad, but nothing was particularly outstanding. It just wasn't good enough for a New Orleans meal.

1 comment:

  1. i am sad that your NYE dinner was less than stellar.


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