on March 28, 2006
We decided to dine at a restaurant recommended on IgoUgo, "Tire Bouchon". It is easy to miss because there is scaffolding covering the front entrance, but do look out for it!! It is very romantic and cozy, with friendly and helpful service.When we first walked in they asked us to go to a separate entrance in the back and we were confused, but found their other dining area. I guess they keep the two rooms separate since the first dining area does not have much room to walk around.The room was warm with great ambiance: dark mood lighting, red and black velvety interior, and soft music. They offered a €28 prix-fixe menu which included an appetizer, entrée and dessert. We ordered two glasses of a 2004 Bourdeaux, which they recommended, and loved every drop!As a pre-appetizer, they bring you a small dish with a shot glass filled with olive tapenade and two breadsticks, and two pieces of fruited bread on the side, lovely!For appetizers, my husband ordered the asparagus spray in balsamic reduction, and I got the cod in a flaky pastry shell, they were both very tasty. Then for our entrees, he got the lamb in a garlic sauce and I had duck in a sesame sauce. Again, both dishes met and exceeded our expectations.For dessert, he had the cheese and fruit platter and I had chocolate cake, a favorite of most guests I was told, and I can see why. The molten center oozes out after you cut into it, and it is accompanied by a dollop of ice cream and raspberry sauce. Our waitress was very sweet and we loved this place!
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