Tuesday, April 27, 2010
#86: Lobster Bisque at Café Ventana
By Ian Froeb
on Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 2:02 PM
Ordering lobster bisque in this town almost always leads to a sad culinary version of Where's Waldo? There must be lobster in here somewhere, right? I mean, it's in the name.... And I'm not even talking about pieces of lobster meat -- even the flavor can be tough to pin down in all that cream. At Café Ventana, the balance between the cream's velvety body and the lobster's sweetness, lightly tinged by the sea, with perhaps a hint of of sherry, is perfect. And -- look! -- there are actual small flecks of lobster meat in every spoonful.
It's so good that you'll want to double-check your receipt. Yep. Just $4.95. Where's Waldo? More like, Why Not Seconds?