Restaurant: Waterloo & City [1, 2, 3]
Location: 12517 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90066 310.391.4222
Date: January 27, 2012
Rating: Really tasty!
I have reviewed Waterloo & City twice before, but it’s been a couple of months and the menu has changed up, so it’s worth a reprise.
“The Brunello di Montalcino from Poggio Il Castellare is a dark, inward wine imbued with dark cherries, plums, tar, smoke, licorice and new leather, all of which come together on a powerful, incisive frame. This burly, somewhat rough around the edges Brunello shows plenty of length and richness, even if the tannins might benefit from a measure of added polish. Still, I see this working well with boldly flavored dishes. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.”
This is a “prince” sized charcuterie. We also have the chicken liver (yum yum), the salmon and egg terrine and the fois gras and prune (good, but heavy), and a duck and walnut country pate.
The duck on the left (yummy) and the salmon on the right. The chicken liver was the really winner here.
“Yellowtail Crudo, Shallot & Ginger Dressing.” Slightly underwelming as the fish was muted by everything else.
“Arugula, Grilled Bartlett Pears, Smoked Almonds, Parmesan.”
A special pasta with parmesan and…
Fresh piedmontese white truffles! This was a really spectacular classic.
Parker 90. “Proprietor Comte de Neipperg is doing everything possible to elevate this estate’s reputation. Readers should take note as prices are sure to rise once the world discovers just how sumptuous recent vintages of Clos de l’Oratoire have been. The 1996 is even better out of bottle than it was from cask. The wine boasts an opaque plum/purple color. Intense aromas of Asian spices, espresso, roasted meats, and sweet, exotic cedar and blackberry fruit soar from the glass of this exotic, ostentatiously-styled St.-Emilion. It is medium to full-bodied, with moderate tannin, a sweet mid-palate (always a good sign), and a dense, concentrated, long, powerful finish. This muscular, impressively-endowed offering should drink well between 2002-2017.”
“Diver Scallops, Parsnip Ravioli, Chamomile, Mandarins, Basil, French Horns.” A nice scallop dish.
“Roast Colorado lamb. English peas, fois gras sauce.” The meat was good, but the pea sauce even better.
More of the “sauce” which was really very rich and good.
Brussels with bacon. Bacon does indeed make everything better.
A can’t remember what exactly was under there, but it included this Indian-style poofy bread.
The desserts here are really good too (see my previous reviews) but we were so stuffed that it would have been fatal to indulge.
Overall, Waterloo & City is still going strong and this was a great (albiet rich) meal.