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Recent experiences at Cuvee?

I heard the cheff at Stella tell Cokie Roberts how bad business was in January 2009. They only had one room operating when we were there 2/3/09. Cuvee was tasty -- roasted beet and scallop appetizer was very good (beets were great, scallop was too salty, seems to be a common NOLA problem), duck debris ravioli (the duck debris was great, but the chevre was overwhelming, maybe mascarpone would have been better, which is what August uses in their mezza luna), dessert was ok, Argiolas wine was excellent, service was great, warm, and friendly (contrary to Stella and August). Would definitely go back, but so many others to try on the next trip.

Feb 12, 2009
DCFoodieToo in New Orleans

2/7 tasting report August

I ate at August on February 5, 2009. The food was delicious, especially the acorn squash mezzaluna and the sable. The chocolate three ways dessert wasn't very memorable, but my friend had the napoleon (which had the salted ice cream and brittle layers), which was much tastier. The atmosphere could use some help -- pretty inside, but cold and the service was definitely distant and perfunctory so I agree with the other posters on the service but so much attention was put into the food, that I would go back for the pasta that melts in your mouth and the perfectly cooked vegetables and fish. In terms of other NOLA experiences, Stella suffered similar service problems, but they had ample staff (just very young and inexperienced). The service at Cuvee was much better and the duck debris was tasty as was the scallop and beet appetizer and the Sardinian Argiolas wine.

Feb 12, 2009
DCFoodieToo in New Orleans