Saturday, October 25, 2008

Con Fusion m'E

Many people tell me they are tired of fusion food, and sometimes I agree. Fusion On Main is a unique BYO restaurant with a Manhattan style decor, and a menu to boot. I was amazed at the creative fusion of Indian, Thai, French, Asian, and American to choose from. You would have to go back to try all the interesting things you find on each page. Chef specials offered as well.

Appetizers were chosen of Lotus Root in a sweet chili sauce (a little too hard to bite, but good), escargot in a lemon herb cream (the best), and a pakora (Indian) style cauliflower dish that was just spicy enough to complement the other two.

Entrees chosen were the Maui Maui with sun dried tomato risotto and bok choy, and went well with the white. The Wild Boar came with risotto cakes and steamed vegetables. The Boar was good, but the cakes were a bit bland even with the reduction sauce. Portions enough to share, and worth the $$-$$$ prices. If they get a liquor license then you might find it hard to get in on a weekend like we did.

Other reviews that were read seem to complain about service. We went with out a reservation on a Saturday night, prime time, and got seated with the best service. Our waitress and runners were so nice I thought I was back in the PNW or my hometown in the south.

The dessert menu which seemed ordinary, so we passed due to extra appetizer.

WINE: Leaning towards BYO we have started getting into taking two half bottles, one red and white to have on hand for any type of pairing.

Haynes Barn, 2006, Merlot Cabernet, Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery VQA Okanan Valley- Went well with the Wild Boar and appetizers (purchased in Victoria, BC)

White Burgundy, Burgundy France (I am searching my data base for more information; bought Joe Canal's, Princeton, NJ)


stephchows said...

mmm sounds delicious. If you are ever in the South Orange NJ area you should check out Cafe Arugula,( ) it has amazing food and is also a BYOB place. Hope you can give it a try! I gre up in South Orange and love going back to this place when I visit the family :)

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Elizabeth, thank you stopping by. I was just looking at your various blogs. They certainly are fascinating. Great posts and photos. I absolutely love the acrylic painting you did. You are very talented. Wouldn't be Christmas without Tamales.