When Friends of Nutley Singers contacted me about a fundraiser at Mes Reves I went happily, but was a little worried in spite of the good reviews.
Overwhelmed is the word. By the superb food, the beautiful surroundings, the coddling service, and just the whole, exciting experience. And it is a BYOB, which gives one the opportunity of drinking better wine at a lower price - always nice.
Sauteed duck liver with a slightly sweet port wine sauce and tiny bits of butternut squash was utterly amazing. Cooked properly rare, seared outside, and sauced brilliantly delighted.
We also ordered crisped sweetbreads, which were crisp. The sauce was delicious, but a little thick for the delicate sweetbreads.
Our three mains: perfectly cooked large scallops on a bed of risotto which had been cooked to perfection.
A classic Nicoise salad was fresh and delicious.
My crisped skate was a large portion - but I had to finish it. Its sauteed mushrooms and crisped capers were a lovely option
We shared a bread pudding with sauce vanille which was just enough.
Did I mention the lovely bread?
So, a return visit