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11/2/2013

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Dungeness Crab
Mint, Thai basil, Tomato-lemon zest gelée, Cayenne-tomato mousseline, Avocado and pickled julienne vegetables
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Roasted Spanish Octopus
Saffron emulsion, Celery, Potatoes, Shaved Chorizo, jus de Citron and Huile d’olive
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Ahi Tuna Banh Mi
Lime mayo, Vietnamese mousseline, charred Padron Pepper, Daikon Radish, Pickled Carrot, Maui Onions Fresh Thai Basil, Cilantro, mint

We have been to Marché Moderne many times before through out the years. They used to have a nice Prix Fixe lunch deal, but as the years passed, the portions got smaller and the quality went down. Last time we had their lunch deal it was such a unpleasant experience that I swore I would never try it again.
I noticed their lunch prices have really gone up and they charge as much as some nice lunch spots in NYC like NoMad. Their appetizer section sounded more interesting than the main section. I had the very refreshing Dungeness Crab salad that came with Mint, Thai basil, Tomato-lemon zest gelée, Cayenne-tomato mousseline, Avocado and pickled julienne vegetables. It was a satisfying salad and had a nice balance between the crunchy veggies, soft crab and the gelée. My husband’s Roasted Spanish Octopus was very tasty and it came with Saffron emulsion, Celery, Potatoes, shaved Chorizo, jus de Citron and huile d’olive. The Octopus was very tender and flavorful. The chorizo added a nice spice to the dish and the potato and the saffron emulsion completed the dish. So far we were happy. Unfortunately our last dish was a letdown. We wanted a little something to snack on so we decided to give their Ahi tuna Banh Mi a try and at $16, it was a total failure. The baguette was very pale and lacked any flavor. The rest of the sandwich was very bland and the potato chips that came with it was salty. Skip this dish and stick to their flavorful appetizers.