Another going-away luncheon at the Firebox Restaurant for someone we don't want to go away. The food here is awesome and lunch [usually have been here for dinner] was exceptional.
Started with their homemade ciabatta bread which had been drizzled with olive oil and encrusted with salt. Two orders of the 'inspired' soup: Asparagus [extra smooth and full of flavor]. There was an order of Steak and Frites and another of the Salmon special with Fiddlehead ferns, asparagus and an English pea/basil butter. My luncheon was Little Neck Clams with chorizo and broccoli rabe in a tasty broth with a slab of toasted bread to sop it up. A glass of Sauvignon Blanc complemented the meal.
Two desserts: a very eggy smooth Crême Brulée with a really well done toasty topping and the Rhubarb/Strawberry Crostada [tartlet] with a topping of Vanilla Bean ice cream. Neither dessert was exceptional. My Latte was fine and ended the meal on a sweet note.
blognote: Valet parking is available in the evening [$7]
blognote: Parking during the days on which there is the Farmers' Market can be challenging. We were lucky and got the last spot.