This was the rare meal where all 3 phases were standout wonderful. Paid up the $14 surcharge for the foie gras and was not disappointed. Wife had the $48 appetizer (abalone, apparently a rare delicacy) which I did not try but she raved for. I just had the accompanying vegetables that were served with it and were great. The amuse bouche was a trio of melon soup (amazing), shrimp and salmon, fantastic. I enjoyed the "crusty baguette" bread, french butter of course that was promptly replaced as needed, there are several other breads to choose from as well. Had the pork chop for entree, beyond amazing and didn't resemble anything I've had before as it was so perfectly prepared, plenty of pork belly which is currently popular for a reason, it is delicious. Dessert was lovely, but the warm madelienes steal the show. By the time they brought the petit-fours I could barely eat one more thing. Service was impeccable. Even for a holiday weekend (Labor Day) the crowd was very formal, many men in suits and ties. But the best was the warm greeting Daniel gave us as we left, he chatted with our 10 y/o daughter and graciously posed for a picture, really nice! All this and yes, under $500 including tip. We've spent more in Scottsdale for a tiny fraction of how amazing this was.
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