web analytics
April 19, 2014 / 19 Nisan, 5774
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post
Spa 1.2 Combining Modern Living in Traditional Jerusalem

A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.



A Cut Above

Cote de boeuf

Cote de boeuf

Share Button

My angus filet au champignon was also drool-worthy. The fillet itself was seriously beautiful and tantalizingly juicy when I sliced into it even though I ordered it cooked to medium-well.

Csaba brought us all three sauces to enjoy with our dinners: Bordelaise, Bearnaise and green peppercorn, each of which was distinctive and flavorful. My steak was accompanied by an assortment of vegetables that were cooked and seasoned to perfection including fingerling potatoes, asparagus, pickled pearl onions and wild mushrooms that were simply fabulous. Much to my husband’s delight, marrow bones adorned our plates and he savored them both, proclaiming them “absolutely astounding.” We also shared a side dish of white asparagus with wild mushrooms, delicately seasoned with tarragon and truffle oil, which were so good that we could have just eaten them for dessert.

But of course, we didn’t. Because Csaba brought us dessert as well. Or more specifically, three desserts.

Our first dessert was a plum crisp topped with organic extra virgin olive oil ice cream. It is hard to describe what olive oil ice cream tastes like, but it was a subtle flavor that went well with the warm plum crisp. The plums themselves were just slightly tart and the warm, crunchy cinnamony topping was excellent. Next up was a soft chocolate cake with matcha ice cream. I must confess, I had to go home and Google matcha, because I had no idea what the green ice cream I was eating was supposed to taste like. As for the soft chocolate cake, it was a velvety circle of chocolate euphoria. A cross between a mousse and a cake it was creamy and silky and I have no doubt that there will be a parade of soft chocolate cakes dancing through my dreams tonight. Finally, we shared a chocolate covered mound of peanut butter mousse that was nothing short of perfection. Accompanied by caramelized popcorn and topped with a large round chocolate wafer, the presentation was visually stunning and was almost too beautiful to eat. Almost, but not quite. Needless to say, we ate the entire thing.

The service at Reserve Cut was exceptional, with the wait staff magically appearing to bring food, remove extra plates, refill water glasses and the bread basket, de-crumb the table and grind fresh pepper on our food. More than just enjoying dinner, we spent over two hours at Reserve Cut feeling like we were living in the lap of luxury.

Clearly, luxury doesn’t come at bargain basement prices. Appetizers at Reserve Cut range from $14 to $32, with entrees from $32 to $98 and desserts at $14. But Allaham, together with executive chef Hok Chin, has managed to put together a premium dining experience and judging from the many happy diners we saw, it is long awaited and nothing short of first class.

Share Button

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

No Responses to “A Cut Above”

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
FBI Wanted poster for Osama bin Laden
Pakistan Library Renamed to Honor bin Laden
Latest Sections Stories
Schonfeld-logo1

Regardless of age, parents play an important role in their children’s lives.

Marriage-Relationship-logo

We peel away one layer after the next, our eyes tear up and it becomes harder and harder to see as we get closer to our innermost insecurities and fears.

Gorsky-041814-Torah

Some Mountain Jews believe they are descendents of the Ten Lost Tribes and were exiled to Azerbaijan and Dagestan by Sancheriv.

Baim-041814-Piggy

Yom Tov is about spending time with your family. And while for some families the big once-in-a-lifetime experience is great, for others something low key is the way to go.

A fascinating glimpse into the rich complexity of medieval Jewish life and its contemporary relevance had intriguingly emerged.

Dear Dr. Yael:

My heart is breaking; my husband’s friend has gotten divorced. While this type of situation is always sad, here I do believe it could have been avoided.

The plan’s goal is to provide supportive housing to 200 individuals with disabilities by the year 2020.

Despite being one of the fastest-growing Jewish communities in the U.S. – the estimated Jewish population is 70-80,000 – Las Vegas has long been overlooked by much of the Torah world.

She was followed by the shadows of the Six Million, by the ever so subtle awareness of their vanished presence.

Pesach is so liberating (if you excuse the expression). It’s the only time I can eat anywhere in the house, guilt free! Matzah in bed!

Now all the pain, fear and struggle were over and they were home. Yuli was safe and free, a hero returned to his land and people.

While it would seem from his question that he is being chuzpadik and dismissive, I wonder if its possible, if just maybe, he is a struggling, confused neshama who actually wants to come back to the fold.

I agree with the letter writer that a shadchan should respectfully and graciously accept a negative response to a shidduch offer.

Alternative assessments are an extremely important part of understanding what students know beyond the scope of tests and quizzes.

More Articles from Sandy Eller
Sandy-Eller-Consumer-logo

As much as I am all for economical meals, Pesach is definitely the time of year when I find myself making more roasts.

A-Night-Out-logo

Deciding on your order is no small task at The Purple Pear. The menu is a whopping eight pages long and as if that wasn’t long enough, there is an additional three-page sushi menu.

Well, in the good news department, if you have kids, your dreams are about to come true. As veteran cookbook author Tamar Ansh so capably illustrates in her 96-page, kid-friendly volume titled Let My Children Cook!, your progeny can be a valuable asset when Pesach rolls around when time is at a minimum and the cooking demands are sky high.

What do you do with fruit that has turned just a little soft and squishy and that no one in your household wants to eat?

The name La Brochette is a nod to Cohen’s Middle Eastern roots, alluding to a shish kabob skewer, but the restaurant is first and foremost a French steakhouse, albeit one with a dazzling sushi menu.

While there are those who prefer holding a printed recipe in their hands, Estee has found that a cooking website has many advantages. Aside from the obvious cost factor and the ability to fix the rare mistakes, websites have a far greater ability to offer feedback.

I take all my challah ingredients, throw them in the breadmaker, turn on the machine and walk out of my kitchen. Ninety minutes later, I have a gorgeous batch of challah dough with no work and practically no mess to clean up.

Whether you are a repeat customer or a first time visitor, from the moment you enter Orchidea you are treated like family. Only better.

    Latest Poll

    Now that Kerry's "Peace Talks" are apparently over, are you...?







    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/food/restaurant-review/a-cut-above/2013/12/04/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: