If you're getting tired of seeing posts about Northern CA, sorry, thats where I travel frequently right now and theres damn good food to be eaten there. I've been working with the Claremont Resort for a couple years now, but after having dinner at the Meritage in the hotel a couple weeks ago, it was brought to my attention that they recently opened a new brasserie concept by Dominique Crenn, called Antoinette Brasserie
So they took the old restaurant, Paragon, and remodeled it to be a perfectly shining Brasserie and even extended the deck which has one of the most beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay.
We may have ordered too much food for the table, but it was hard to resist anything on it!
Sweetbreads and Broccoli Veloute
Under that foam are a bunch of delicious Basil fed Escargot. Not a single snail or dribble of sauce was left on the plate.
Serious Fish Dose- WHOLE Roasted Monkfish Tail!!! more food than we could handle, but Dayuumm!
I had a hunch that some recently placed equipment into the resort must be in this new restaurant, so we asked the Chef, and sure enough, Chef Justin Mauz be Loving his 4 SelfCooking Center's
We were then destroyed by what has to have been every dessert on the menu!
If I were to summarize the dinner experience here, besides forgetting the to-go bag of leftover monkfish tail on the bench before hopping in an uber, everything in here from the service, to the dishes, and attention form the kitchen and FOH... everything was absolutely perfect.