Sunday, September 26, 2010

Enjoying the Positive

This past week we headed across the river to Max's Positive Vibe Cafe. I had dined here once a few years ago and hubby had never been. We knew that Chef Frits Huntjens had taken over the Executive Chef reins and we wanted to do something positive while enjoying our favorite past time.

As we entered a reception was being held in the bar area for an unknown group. A bit noisy, but not too intrusive. While being promptly seated we noticed only one other table occupied, which was a shame since the meal we enjoyed was delicious and reasonably priced.

The wine menu listed a variety of choices, most under $30, but a few that were also splurge-worthy. We selected a 2005 Villa Mt. Eden Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley ($25). Medium-bodied with bing cherry fruit.

For dinner hubby ordered Pan Seared Flounder Filet with Lemon and Caper Butter, Sauteed Broccoli, and Hand Cut French Fries ($14.95)

He liked the flounder - moist with more of a lemoness to the sauce than capers.

I ordered Flat Iron Steak with a Green Peppercorn and Cognac Cream Sauce with Sauteed Squash, and Hand Cut French Fries ($17.95)

The flat iron was a bit thicker than expected (like a sirloin cut), but very tasy. The sauce contained a hint of mustard, too. Very nice.

The fries were kick-ass. And rival, if not surpass Can Can's frites. They were served in tall diner-syle water glasses and wrapped in parchment paper. Extremely good. And my peppercorn-cognac sauce made for the best dipping sauce for the fries.

Definitely, a most positive experience. Go get your positive on, soon.

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