Foreign Cinema

My friends and I came here today and while the entry hallway was dark and almost barren, there was an inviting red carpet leading from the restaurant's doors to the restaurant's host stand. Arriving at the host stand, the host/hostess asked if we wanted to sit inside or outside. Having briefly checked the outside seating option, we were pleased with the heat lamps and decided to sit outside.

Halibut Ceviche

At this point, we were also taken by how the restaurant looked on the inside compared to its entrance.

For an appetizer we ordered the halibut ceviche and it was delicious; I had about three or four scoops!

Pork Chop

Ada ordered the pork chop, medium rare. Having had a taste, I found it delicious, juicy, and had a tasty seasoning.

I ordered the seared ahi which had a delicious lemon flavor and oil. The almonds in the dish provided a good complimentary texture. The dish also consisted of egg, artichoke, and bell pepper.

Seared Ahi

Finally dessert was ordered and, currently on a keto diet, I only had a taste. I was surprised, however, when everybody else only had a single bite or two.

Overall, Foreign Cinema had a great atmosphere and great food. I would highly recommend it.

[20161127 Edit]

A friend was in town and we were looking for a place to eat, so I recommended Foreign Cinema, because I had gone before.

To start, we ordered the lavender baked goat cheese, carpaccio, and the poke.

Lavender Baked Goat Cheese

Menu Description:
Lavender baked goat cheese, Muscat grapes, radicchio, fig aillade; baguette toasts, crudité 14

The cheese was good. Josh thought so too. There was a lavender taste.

Beef Sirloin Carpaccio

Menu Description:
Beef sirloin carpaccio, fresh horseradish sauce, waffle chips, Manchego, watercress 17

The carpaccio was also delicious. I ate the yolk in one piece. It was cooked medium - perfect.

Duck Tostada

Menu Description:
Local halibut ceviche, avocado, cucumber, red onions, Scotch Bonnet peppers, pink lemon, taro chips 17

The ceviche was similar to, if not the same as, what we had before. It was also delicious, but I liked the carpaccio more. 2:42 PM PT

Champagne Omelet

For entrees, Josh got the champagne omelet and Ada and I shared a duck tostada.

I had a taste of the omelet and it was good. The duck dish was also good, but had more potential non-AIP food items than expected (e.g., beans and tomato sauce). 2:53 PM PT

Foreign Cinema

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