A Better Lunch at Tableau

I didn’t plan on eating at Tableau again so soon, but I got treated for lunch, so why not? (See previous okay-ish lunch here.)


Unfortunately, their beer list was already out of date. Four Winds Pale and Phillips ISA were good choices for them to have on tap, but I’d have to make do with something else. I went with whatever hefeweizen they had on tap. Although Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ is a great bottle choice too. I really wish places would list their current taps on paper or chalkboard so I don’t have to stare at the waitstaff all wide-eyed, trying to remember and assess every item they’re rattling off in realtime. 😛

Soundtrack time!

Some Frenchie music for you!


Feature appetizer of Scallops and Pork Belly. Best thing I ate there! Greens weren’t overpowered by dressing, the scallops cooked just right, and the pork belly, wow!!


The pork belly had a sweet, carmelized glaze on the outside that created this thin, delicate, crispy layer. Inside, the pork was a fatty and meaty mouthful that hit that middle ground between too firm and too soft. Quite impressed.


Friend’s Lobster Lyonnaise Salad.


Egg was a bit too over, so the yolk didn’t quite burst forth its gooey deliciousness over the salad.


I got the burger with gruyère, bacon, lettuce and tomato.


Same as with last time, the frites were inexplicably cardboardy on the outside. Maybe every 10th fry was actually crispy on the outside. Dang it! Why is this French restaurant failing at their frites?


I go on and on about how I love rare/medium-rare burgers but this well-done burger was actually pretty enjoyable! The way they seasoned the patty was the key here, along with plenty of grainy mustard. I admit that it all came together in a tasty mouthful, and NO brioche in sight.


Feature dessert: Pear Tart with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Served straight out of the fridge, so definitely too cold. Plus pastry base was too thick. Still didn’t prevent it from being demolished though…

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