Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Comme Ca for Happy Hour

Our goal was to get to Comme Ca for happy hour (5-7), to get the special bartender's choice drink.  However, because of traffic we arrived around 6:56 and sat at the bar.  We asked the bartender if we could still order happy hour to which a chef at the side of the bar promptly responded happy hour is over.  The bartender, very understandingly said we still had a few minutes and could order drinks.  I ordered the hourglass cocktail and Liz got a drink. 

Liz ordered French onion soup while I looked at the menu, wishing I was able to order from the happy hour menu because the crab croquettes sounded extremely good but they were not on the regular menu.  Liz's soup came out which had an extra pungent stench from the Gruyere cheese and while was still deciding what to have from the regular menu. 

We both ordered another round however I had not ordered food yet.  A bit later the chef brought the crab croquettes out without me ordering them.  I was happy and devoured them.  They were extremely good. 

We decided to get another round of drinks, this time I got a drink the bartender recommended called Penicillin which had Blended Scotch, ginger, honey, lemon, and Laphroaig 10 year.  It is vaguely reminiscent of a honey lemon cough drop but in a good way.  The bartender took our dishes away and gave us a new place setting with spoons.  We were confused because we had not ordered anything else.  A few minutes later a server brings out a dessert, which he says is the house specialty.  It was incredibly good. 

The experience at Comme Ca was amazing.  The staff was accommodating, charming, and engaging.  The food was great and the atmosphere was comfortable and elegant.  I highly recommend this restaurant, even if you can only get a drink.

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