Marche Moderne – Costa MesaPosted: March 9, 2012
Marche Moderne always gets it right. Had another delightful lunch there today.
Entrees included an eastern sea bass with black rice in a wonderfully flavorful sauce that included saffron, citrus, ginger and a myriad of other spices, all beautifully dancing with depth of flavor. The other entree was “traditional” short ribs with onions, potatoes and mushrooms, served in a lovely little cast iron pot, in a sauce that must have taken hours to develop the flavor it had. Just delicious!
Dessert was an apple tart – they are impeccable with this – a really flaky crust, perfect thin apple slices, served with whipped cream and Calvados infused ice cream and a drizzle of caramel. I thought it was wonderful. It had that quality that I like in apple desserts of “how much butter can we get into this and still have it hold together?”