Monday, December 10, 2012
For my entree, I went with Seared Sea Scallops with Carrot, Celery, Coconut Milk, and Peanuts. The scallops were prepared perfectly. They had a nice sear on them and were very tender with the slightest amount of chew. The risotto had the right texture and the carrots and celery were cooked well and complemented the curry flavor. While the risotto did have a good texture, it did taste as if they took a shortcut with the risotto and cooked the rice before adding it to the curry and coconut milk. The rice didn't taste as if the curry had infused it. While the individual parts of this dish were good, it just didn't quite come together.
With one hit and one miss, it was up to the dessert to see how the meal would go. I ordered the Warm Turtle Brownie with Bourbon Pecan Gelato, Candied Pecans, and Housemade Caramel. On paper this dessert sounded amazing. In real life, it paid off. This was the best dish I had . Chocolate, pecans, and caramel complement each other well and each of the individual pieces was made well. The brownie was warm and dense, the pecans were salted, and had a nice candy coating, the gelato was nutty, buttery, and the bourbon added a nice smoky flavor and the caramel added a great gooeyness to everything.
Jane's was a nice neighborhood restaurant and overall, I did enjoy my meal here. It had a nice welcoming and homey vibe to it and while the food isn't exceptional, it is good.