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Cru Tasting, Short Rib, Whipped Ricotta, and Beignets. Will skip the whipped ricotta next time. It was too heavy and I kept expecting a meatball in this sweet course…

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Overall CID rating 4 out of 5

Thumbs Up: Jerk Chicken, value for the dollar

Thumbs Down: rude service, high traffic location

Recommendations: Be prepared to wait for your food!

“CID Highlight” – Jerk Chicken: CID Rating 5 out of 5


A $5 plate worth… is not enough but we wanted to play it safe since it was our first time at this “hot spot” (see picture below).  The crispy and slightly charred skin was tasty even for those that are a little skeptical about chicken skin and fat.  Fresh out of the oven, with a douse of bbq sauce, the meat was ever so flavorful, juicy and tender.  If I ever find myself east of Prospect Park, I will definitely return to Peppa’s for some Jamaican Jerk Chicken and maybe try the Oxtail Stew next time! (more…)

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Overall CID rating 4.75 out of 5

Thumbs Up: authentic thai, Green Curry Crispy Duck, Fried Shrimp Cake, Green Papaya Salad, Fried Softshell Crab, indoor and outdoor dining, space for large groups, vegetarian menu

Thumbs Down: slow service, crowded, Pad Kra Prow

Recommendations: It gets pretty crowded so be prepared to wait any day of the week and any time of the day!

“CID Highlight” – Green Curry Crispy Duck: CID Rating 5 out of 5

I’m a huge fan of roast duck any which way you have it whether it be alone, in sauce, in soup, or on a salad.  Growing up that was the number one remedy for all my woes and worries.  Homesick?  Fell off a bike?  Broken-hearted?  Have no fear… have a duck leg instead!  Green curry is another favorite of mine whether alone, with basil, vegetables, poultry, or seafood.  This dish combined two of my favorites and doubled the dosage.  The flavor of the curry is sweet, spicy and milky but never heavy.  The serving of roast duck was abundant.  The small medley of vegetables like bamboo, green beans, and tomatoes adds texture and a bit of your daily dose of vitamins. (more…)

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Overall CID rating 4.75 out of 5

Thumbs Up: decor, quiet conversation, zen calmness, any fish dish, pre-fixe lunch

Thumbs Down: chicken and bok choi, crispy seafood salad

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“CID Highlight” – Codfish in Spicy Wild Ginger Curry: CID Rating 5 out of 5


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Overall CID rating 4.75 out of 5

Thumbs Up: decor, cozy seating, Calamari Salad, Cuban BBQ Chicken

Thumbs Down: pricey

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“CID Highlight” – Calamari Salad ‘Asia De Cuba’: CID Rating 5 out of 5

crispy calamari with chayote, hearts of palm, banana, cashews, chicory and radicchio, sesame orange dressing
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Overall CID rating 5 out of 5

Thumbs Up: Salt and Pepper Calamari

Thumbs Down: pricey, dress code

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“CID Highlight” – Salt and Pepper Calamari: CID Rating 5 out of 5


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Overall CID rating 3.75 out of 5

Thumbs Up: value for the dollar, service

Thumbs Down: the trout

Recommendations: Try the $39.95 Five Course Prix-Fixe Menu for the best value. The menu does change often so check out the website for the latest L’Ecole has to offer.

“CID Highlight” – Passion Fruit Baked Alaska: CID Rating 4.5 out of 5

Omelette Norvegienne aux fruit de la passion

I have had baked alaska on several occassions but this by far is the tastiest interpretation I’ve had. The torched cream, frozen passion fruit filling and crust was perfectly layered for every satisfying bite.
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