Sunday, March 20, 2011

Madd Chefs

Madd Chefs
1091 Pearl Road, Suite C
Brunswick, Ohio 44212
Dinner: December 31, 2010
Party of Five

This was the amuse bouche. Baguette topped with brie, candied walnuts and eggnog reduction(?) Sweet and savory.

Crisp greens tossed with maple balsamic vinaigrette and topped with cucumbers, tomatoes, Gorgonzola cheese, candied nuts and dried cranberries. (Modified description of the Bistro Pear and Gorgonzola Salad from the Madd Chef's website.) Good salad, but the tomatoes were unnecessary in my opinion. Maybe they work better with pears instead of cranberries.

Butternut squash ravioli and mushroom ravioli. I ruined this dish for one of the other diners when I joked that it was amazing what they could do with Campbell's mushroom soup. The squash one was the better of the two, although the mushroom might have been made with portobellos, which I don't really care for. They were also served only slightly warm so they may have been better hot.

Crab cake. I'm told it was good, but I don't like crab cakes, unfortunately.

Ribeye steak with cauliflower puree and asparagus. Definitely the best course of the night. Nice steak and tasty sides. This was also the only course where we were able to pick what we wanted. Oddly, most (all?) of us picked steak.

Eggnog canoli egg roll, dark chocolate dipped pineapple, chocolate banana torte topped with whipped cream and a raspberry.
Not pictured are the soup course and the apres-dessert glass of champagne with fresh raspberries. Overall a good meal. I would definitely go back and give it another try.