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We hadn't noticed but bread was considered a "side " and had to be ordered separately for $3.00.
Which raises an interesting question. Is it "chintzy" for a fine dining restaurant not to bring a bread selection to the table? Or is it a smart move that prevents waste ? I know that on occasion I will decline a bread basket when I am feeling "low carb virtuous", but I do like to be given the option. and specially when it takes a while for the food to come, it is smart to have some bread to counteract the effect of wine on an empty stomach. I would be interested in hearing back from other diners.
When our entrees arrived they were worth waiting for. My friend had the cassis & juniper venison loin, stilton croquettes, braised belgium endive, coronation grape & aged sherry sauce while I had the spice rubbed duck breast, butternut squash puree, red delicious caramelized apples, whipped goats cheese & tamarind gastrique. Both were cooked to the perfect state of medium rare that we had ordered and were delicious.
From the restaurant it was a chilly but short walk back to the Playhouse to see a terrific new Canadian play.