One of the last few (decent) fancy restaurants I haven't been to.
It's unusually large for a fancy restaurant. It could easily pass for a suburban $10 slop-house.
Chargrilled marinated lamb in garlic, cumin, olive oil, red wine, chilli and herbs, served on a Swiss mushroom and a traditional Italian style pepporanata.
This description could use some more punctuation. I'll order a side serve of full-stops. :)
The very helpful waitress explains various menu options to me. Apparently the chef likes to everything raw, and hence refuses to recommend how well the lamb should be cooked.
Maybe the chef is a dog. :|
I already know the correct answer to this question however, and ask for medium-rare. Medium would also be acceptable here.
The helpful waitress returns with another suggestion. I don't want to get the lamb shanks, but it does give me an opportunity to correctly pronounce (and spell!) mirepoix.
I think I'm in with a chance here. ;)
This is essentially a stack of flattened meat.
The meat is a bit on the tough side, though certainly not unacceptably so. It's very juicy, but the only real other taste is the slightly tangy jus, which isn't really much more flavourful than gravy.
Homemade crepes with strawberries, Nutella and fresh cream.
There's a reasonable amount of Nutella in here, but it doesn't quite sweeten the dish enough. None of the components really go together. A fairly savoury pancake and an amount of very-sweet Nutella don't make something in between. It just makes a dish of very variable sweetness. The strawberries are a bit tart, and need the sweetness of the Nutella too.