Celebrated someone's 65th birthday at Restaurant du Village in Chester. The party consisted of Mofongoman, JD and BD [and you never tell a woman's age].
The Amuse Bouche was a Lobster Salad Profiterole. We started right off with a bottle of Perrier [so French we were] and informed our waitress that we were there for the Alsacienne Fest. That made ordering much easier as it was Prix Fixe with Wines included.
Started with Flame Cake made with fresh Goat Cheese, cured Ham and Onions. This course was served with Pierre Sparr: Marquis de Perlade N/V. Very tasty!
Next course no one opted for the Crayfish Bisque. There were two orders of Frogs Legs in a Puff Pastry and I had the Foie Gras accompanied by Alsatian Fruit Bread. This course was served with a Domaine Otertag, Sylvaner, Vielles Vignes, 2004. My duck liver terrine was very, very rich but the fruit bread was the perfect accompaniment.
We each ordered a different main course. JD had the Choucroute [Sauerkraut garnished with Sea Food], which was loaded with Shrimp, Scallops and Fish not just garnished. BD had the Rabbit pan-roasted with Spatzle. I had the Loin of Pork hickory smoked and sided with Horseradish Sauce, new potatoes and sautéed apples. The wine for this course was a Trimbach, Riesling, 2003. All the entrées were large portions; we were getting stuffed.
Dessert was a Farmer's Cheese Tart in an almond crust served with a strawberry/rhubarb compote. The final wine was a Domaine Ostertag again but a Gewurtztraminer, 'd'Epfif,' 2004.
We finished off with coffees and a plodding walk to the car for a nice ride home.
The restaurant is at 59 Main Street in Chester, CT
Telephone is 860.526.5301