After the world's worst wine festival we snuck into La Poste for dinner. We had to wait until 10 to get reservations but it was worth it. Street parking can be a little bit hairy but we just parked in the public lot behind IGA.
The decor is very simple (mail themed, very cute). The bar was very small so we had to stand and loiter with our drinks. I was a bit surprised that they didn't have a signature drink menu. That's one of my favorite parts about going to a restaurant - trying the new drinks.
Wild Mushroom Flatbread
This was so delicious. That little eggy delight there made this dish. There were 2 pieces of flatbread there, not that you can tell by my photo. The pieces were also really large - totally a sharable dish. The mushrooms were so tasty, salty and nutty. I could eat this again anytime.
Also delicious. It's hard to screw up a french fry in my book. The black garlic aioli was very tasty but rich. This is also a heaping helping of fries.
Hot Bacon Scallops
Oh my god these were so good. Have you ever heard someone describe a seafood that "tastes like the sea"? Have you looked puzzled when they say that like I do? This dish for me tasted like the sea. These scallops were huge and so fresh you could just smell the sea. The little salad and crisp were a nice addition.
Ann is a sucker for foie gras. She loved this dish the same as any other foie gras dish. I guess its easy to prepare something that tastes so delicious.
You have a marscapone pound cake there with some sauteed apples. That doesn't hurt either.
These were really delicious. Must get them next time. I am a sucker for mushrooms but I went with salmon. The flavor in this was buttery, nutty and velvety. The sauteed mushroom on top made this just heaven.
Salmon with ratatouille
If I am in a new restaurant and I am not certain what to get I always fall back to salmon. It's hard to screw up and always has great potential to be amazingly delicious. I was really impressed with the salmon, incredibly fresh and delicious with a beautiful char. But, what was most surprising was the ratatouille. Ratatouille is the layered dish underneath the salmon. Under those layers of zucchini and squash is a chopped medley of more of the same. Perfectly seasoned, perfectly complimented with the salmon.
We talked to the manager for a bit about the restaurant and what their plans were for it. Our server was really great - say hi to Charles if you stop in. To your right of the entrance there are 2 bar banquettes. We ate there instead of having a full table. I really really enjoyed those tables. We got do do a lot of people watching, and drinking, in a really cozy, comfortable spot.
We also found a wonderful bottle of torrentes to share for under $40 a bottle. If in the Clifton neighborhood check out La Poste and then go see a movie at the Esquire.