Nelson @ Soho: This restaurant has a very modern open feel even though most of the seating is in the basement.
Pretty standard bread, but very fresh with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We started with the steamed shrimp salad with avocado, mushroom and tomato in a champagne vinaigrette. The shrimp were really buttery and tasted like lobster. The sauce had a bit of spice and a hint of alcohol with made this salad good overall.
Someone else had the butternut squash soup with black trumpet mushrooms. It looks good.
Kitty had the sea scallops, pea greens ravioli, smoked bacon vinaigrette. The elements of this dish taste well together. The scallops are obviously great to eat, but the portion was a tad small. Ok I guess since it's pretty rich.
Other people tried the roast chicken with french beans, baby carrots and mashed potatoes as well as Barry's Wine's raw tuna and wasabi pizza. I can't comment on either as I didn't really try them.
I can comment on what I had: Breast and confit of duck, marinated figs, preserved lemon and wild rice. The duck was a little salty but very good still and I also really liked the wild rice. I'm not a huge fan of figs, but I do generally like fruit in my salad. Unfortunately there was a lot of mint in the salad and that's something I don't like. Overall, the portion size was huge considering this is a fancier restaurant and it was definitely welcome to offset Kitty's dish.
Generally positive experience here, a little pricey, but good food overall.
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