Le Chene: Easter 2010 Brunch and Dinner

Le Chene is one of my all-time favorite restaurants.  They can make a soup out of lettuce, rich flavorful dressings blanket many dishes and buttery pureed vegetables accompany my plate just to put me over the edge.  Their wine list is comparable to none in Santa Clarita, and receives the Best of Award of Excellence year after year by Wine Spectator magazine.  And, I just got confirmation from Chef Juan Alonso on something I read on their website:

“We are a restaurant, the wine list is our working wine list. From time to time we may sell some of our wines. Since some of our prices are below retail value, we would like to reserve those for our customers. Please consider any order as a wish list. If we have enough, we will be glad to ship to you. If you are looking for specific vintages, we will be glad to try and locate them for you.”  Yes, you can buy wine at Le Chene but they’d rather you enjoy their wine at the restaurant…as “The prices are low enough that you can afford the gas to come to Le Chene.” http://www.lechene.com/wine-list

I’ll be there this Saturday night to celebrate my birthday.  Filet Mignon Roquefort is my favorite, after Escargot and before the evening’s dessert selections.  Here’s a taste of what you can have for Easter:

Brunch from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm and Dinner from 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Eggs Benedict (muffin, Canadian bacon, eggs and hollandaise sauce) – $14.95
Eggs Alsacienne (pasta, mushrooms, ham, eggs and hollandaise sauce) – $14.95
Quiche Lorraine – $14.95
Chicken and Mushroom Crepes – $14.95
Crab Cake Florentine – $15.95
Filet with Roquefort Sauce and eggs – $17.95
Children’s Scrambled Eggs – $10.25

(Egg dishes are served from 10 am until 2:30 pm)

½ Dozen Escargot – $10.75       
Salmon Dumpling – $10.70
Shrimp Monegasque – $11.70
Smoked Salmon – $13.70
French Onion Soup – $7.00
Asparagus Vinaigrette – $10.70
Duck Pate – $9.70
Artichoke Vinaigrette – $9.70
Baked Brie – $15.25
Tongue Vinaigrette – $8.70
Stuffed Mushrooms – $10.70
Tomato Salad – $7.50
Crab Cake – $11.50
Cucumber Salad – $8.20
Serrano Ham w/Melon – $12.25
Cheese Plate – $11.25

Claudia’s Spinach Salad – $8.25
Warm Salmon Salad – $16.20
Caesar Salad with Chicken – $15.00
Caesar Salad – Small $6.75 and Large $10.45

Salad Vinaigrette Or Cream of Watercress

Roast New York with Béarnaise Sauce – $25.95
Filet Mignon Au Poivre – $28.70
Beef Bourguignon on Pasta – $22.25
Double Breast of Chicken with Green Peppercorn Sauce – $27.00
Roast Pork Loin with Apples – $23.50
Smoked Southern Style Ham with Mustard Sauce – $21.95
Roast Leg of Lamb – $23.25
Duck with Bananas – $24.75
Shrimp Escoffier – $26.70
Salmon Feuillette – $24.70

Baby Carrots
Potatoes Au Gratin