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On our second trip out the entrees were served buffet style. All of the entrees were delicious, but the real standouts were the hangar steak and the rainbow trout. The steak is a beautiful dish to look at and perfectly tender. It is served with black olives and hot peppers. For those of you not comfortable with spicy food you might want to try something else, it packs quite a punch. The trout is absolutely perfect. The meat is tender and flaky, and has a nice mild flavor. It comes served with a brown butter-pine nut sauce. Chef George called the brown butter sauce, the "love." I have to agree, the love really comes through on that butter sauce. Nicely done Chef!
We were also given a very wide sampling of the dessert menu. We sampled the Key Lime Pie, Tiramisu and the Turtle Cheesecake. While all of the desserts we sampled were delicious, the real stars here the key lime pie and the chocolate sundae. The key lime pie was one of the better examples of this dish that I've ever had. It had a nice texture and a nice tart flavor, but still just sweet enough. The lime really made its presence known without being obnoxious. But what made it really stand out for me was the addition of candied lime zest as a garish. It looked beautiful and added a nice sweet/tart layer to the dish. In fact Alex commented that he could eat a whole bowl of the zest alone. I have to agree with Alex on that point. The candied zest would make a nice snack all by itself.
I feel I would be remiss if I did not take the time to mention the service. The staff at Soleil is excellent all around. The kitchen staff has it together and consistently turns out some amazing food. And just as importantly the front end staff runs things efficiently and smoothly. The waiters and waitresses were all very attentive and very knowledgeable of the items on the menu. It was a real testament to how well George Thomas and Bryan Cromwell (the Executive Chef and General Manager respectively) run things. Keep up the great work, and we look forward to coming back soon!
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Fri-Sat: 11:30 am-11:00 pm