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Friday, January 14, 2011
New lunch option
La Poste -- the fine replacement for Tink's on Telford, around the corner from the Esquire Theater -- has been open for weekday lunches the past few weeks. My friend and I had a chance to try it today, and we give it two thumbs up (or should it be four, two for each of us?).
In photographs: the veggie sandwich of the day, a delicious mix of roasted red pepper, sliced avocado, grilled eggplant on rye bread. I had the roasted pear wrapped in prosciutto and stuffed with goat cheese along with a cup of curried lentil soup. Everything was quite tasty, and we liked the way the menu is set up for lunch. It's divided into three sections, and no prices are listed for each offering. the sections are "Plates," "Sides" and "Pastries." At the bottom of the page, you get the pricing: a Plate is $9, a Plate and a Side is $12, and add one of the Pastries and it totals $14. We thought it was a very good deal. The largest selection is in the Plates, and include some amazing choices. Here are a few: Duck confit mac and cheese with roasted pistachios Crab cake with citrus aioli , grapefruit and pickled grapes Flapjack (!) with almond butter and red currant compote Sausage and white beans with whole grain mustard in a brioche bread bowl Steak & eggs with root vegetable hash, red pepper hollandaise and a poached egg.
The Sides consisted of a couple of salads, French fries and the soup of the day (my curried lentil was excellent).
We did try one of the Pastries, the cherry and white chocolate bread pudding, but didn't really care for it due to its being drowned in an overly sweet sauce of some kind.
A highlight as always at La Poste is the wine selection. Even at lunch, I would not consider skipping the wine. My favorite this visit was a crisp Spanish white wine called Vina Godeval (godello is the type of wine, something I am not familiar with). I like it so much that I'm going to seek it out retail. According to my web search, it's only about $15 a bottle.
My day job is college professor -- of mass communication and journalism, at the University of Cincinnati. I've probably got a few more years to go, and it's a good gig. Love to travel, cook, dine out, and work out.