How to describe Le V Cuisine? The closest we can get is: oodles of French, a helping of Asian, a dose of American, a touch of Italian and a smidgen of Mexican, all coexisting in tasty harmony. So, in addition to a Vietnamese banana flower salad with baby clams and fresh basil, there's a rib-eye quesadilla and seafood spaghettini with garlic marinara sauce. But it's French cuisine that dominates the menu, with classics such as escargots de Bourgogne and duck a l'orange.
The attractive contemporary dining room features Chinese red damask drapery on the windows, black linens on the tables and a dramatic red-light fixture in the center of the room shedding a rosy glow.
Appetizers tend to be Asian in origin with a variety of crispy spring rolls, sushi and other seafood. Very popular, however, are the lamb chops with blue cheese and caramelized onions.
We are big fans of frog legs, and because they appear on menus infrequently these days, we order them whenever we can — and yes, they do taste like chicken (very delicate white meat chicken). These legs were from some mighty big frogs, and although they were nicely battered and perfectly fried, they were a bit tough and bland. All the goodness came from the crispy batter.