|The scene from our table.|
I was out with my buddy Leigh for a business conversation at dinnertime and decided I needed to go with the dip. I was a bit distracted in conversation and drinks so didn't take copious notes on this dip but did demonstrate to Leigh and Jessica the review method: prepare, observe and smell, taste alone, taste with au jus, enjoy, review.
|Prime Rib dip. Caramelized onions, pepper jack cheese on a French roll with au jus. $14. I didn't get the fries.|
Bread, 3, basic bread, nothing special at all here.
Au jus, 3, was fine, wasn't overly hot. Had enough, though for bread that was reasonably absorbent.
Bread absorbency, 2, soaked up more au jus than I wanted. Sloppy and wet sandwich is good but not exactly the goal.
Skewers, 4, Fancy toothpicks
Meat, 3, good enough Prime Rib but nothing that special, fresh-looking or fancy.
Cheese, 3, didn't really notice that it was Pepperjack or spicy.
Non-meat toppings (caramelized onions), 4, these were good and tasty onions and really added something to the sandwich; they made the sandwich taste good alone.
Value, 3, for $14 this was okay but not great value. They make it "fancy" with the caramelized onions and pepperjack cheese.
Overall, a generous 4. This is a good sandwich overall but not the best dip. Eating it without the au jus was good. It tastes good alone. The au jus wasn't overly hot but good enough and added something but not a ton. The salad's look detracted from the sandwich; they might want to consider plating the salad separately. The bread was fine but nothing really fancy in any way so kind of detracted. I recommend that they put more au jus in the cup to show their confidence in their juice.
|Here's a closer up pic of the sandwich. You can see it's simple and tasty. The cheese wasn't obvious but the onions were quite good. The bread was wide but very simple.|
REASON TO GO BACK
Downtown Kirkland is fun!!!