Monday, August 24, 2015

Niche Prix Fixe Dinner

As a fan of Niche, I had signed up for their mailing list a while ago and then I started to get a weekly email detailing their new Monday night Prix Fixe Dinner. Monday night was eventually joined by Sunday night and Patience put it on our calendar.

Normally, I would say to reserve Niche for a very special occasion, but with these set three-course dinners, you have more of an incentive to go "just because". The advantage of getting these emails is that you can wait until you see a menu you know you would enjoy.

We gambled a little bit because we made a reservation long before we knew what the menu was going to be, but it all worked out in the end, and there are actually two choices for the main entree as well as three options for dessert.

Sunday Night Supper Menu
The full wine list was available and that was the hardest choice we had to make all evening!

I think this might have been the easiest-to-eat Bibb salad I've ever had. My favorite part was the egg on top with the green goddess dressing. (OK, so that's two things.)

Endive & Bibb Lettuce Salad
Patience and I both decided to order the Pan Seared Steelhead Trout.

Pan Seared Steelhead Trout
It came on top of a corn and cherry tomato succotash and Israeli couscous, one of my most favorite things to eat!

We both were eagerly looking forward to dessert and with two of us, we were able to order both of them. Of course, I pretty much devoured the gelato with chocolate sauce. I admit that I'm not a fan of vanilla anything (because it's not  chocolate), but this was wonderfully rich with bits of vanilla bean. I don't have to tell you how good the chocolate sauce was I hope.

Vanilla Gelato with Chocolate Sauce
Patience enjoyed her Tres Leches Cake, which came with caramel and spiced, whipped cream.

Tres Leches Cake
And then the cheese fairy came along (I think she was the General Manager) and gave us a couple of slices of local cheese with raspberry compote and pistachios!

Local cheese with raspberry compote and pistachios
You really don't need a reservation for a Sunday or Monday night and it made for a much quieter and slower-paced evening at the restaurant as a whole. Let's just say we were overwhelmed with the quality service since there was plenty of wait staff to go around.

I could get used to dining like this...

Resources:

Niche = http://nichestlouis.com/

Photos by Patience Scanlon