Is thinking about CulinAriane!

Yesterday Husby and I joined another couple for a late dinner at CulinAriane in Montclair, which recently re-opened after an expansion - read a NY Times restaurant reviews here.

Many of you might be familiar with this restaurant because it's chef and owner was featured on Bravo's Top Chef in Season 5. I've been wanting to try this restaurant for some time now since she was one of my favorite contestants on the show.

Yesterday was a great time to try the restaurant as it was Restaurant Week in Montclair. They offered a 3 course prixe-fixe menu for $31 with $1 going to charity.

All four of us were happy with our selections, between us we had lentil soup, endive salad, cornmeal crusted oysters with horseradish (one of their signature dishes) for appetizers. The main courses were equally satisfying filet mignon, penne with shrimp, peas and pancetta and scallops. This was followed by desserts that can only be described as decadent, molten chocolate cake, lemon meringue martini and almond cake with pears.

CulinAriane is a BYOB establishment. Although we brought wine, our guests brought a great bottle of Turley - read some of the wine reviews here.

I love this restaurant - can't wait to go back...

Have you been to any good restaurants lately?
Until tomorrow,

1 comment:

  1. Sounds sooo yummy! I didn't know she had a place in Montclair! Great tip!