Girls Road Trip Part Three. The Compound Restaurant.
July 03, 2012
One of the few things on our list of "must dos' " was to eat at The Compound Restaurant.
On the website is the history of the building and restaurant. Pretty interesting.
Now, you have to see what we ate.
The elegantly appointed table.
This is the salad Kristen had,
Pea, Asparagus, Fava Beans,
Roast Beets and Radish
Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
She said it was fresh and clean tasting, one of the best salad's she's ever had.
I had the,
Spring Asparagus Salad
Poached Farm Egg, Proscuitto
Chicory and Bread Crumbs
To live for delicious. This salad was perfection on a plate. I've heard of this salad and couldn't wait to try it. I'll be making this at home for sure. The asparagus was perfect.
Squeaks had the Cesar salad, no photo, we all know what that looks like. ;-)
For the Main Dish we had
Organic Scottish Loch Duart Salmon
Lyonnaise Potatoes, Smoked Bacon
Morel Demi Glaze
It was wonderful. The salmon was one of the best I've had in a long time. Serving it with the Lyonnaise potatoes was brilliant.
We also had
Seared Diver Scallop Skewers
Proscuitto Wrapped, Savoy Cabbage
and Fava Beans
Preserved Lemon Aioli
What can I say, I don't know what to tell you other than it was wonderful.
The scallops were just barely cooked so they were sweet, juicy and succulent.
I see a preserved lemon aioli in my future it was wonderful.
Liquid Chocolate Cake with Raspberry sorbet and Cherry sauce.
The cake was wonderfully gooey inside. The best thing on the plate was the raspberry sorbet, it was outstanding.
I had this with a glass of Moscato/Nivole
Description: Like a summer walk through an orchard, this very fresh and lively little wine just screams fruit. Aromas of peach and apricot leap from the glass, along with notes of meringue.
I can't wax so poetic. My description is "flowers my mouth" that's exactly how it tasted to me. I hope I can find some to buy, I love it.
The view from our table.
It could not have been a better meal or evening.
And that's that for now