11 Maple Street

11 Maple Street

A perfect end to a day in Jensen is to have dinner at 11 Maple Street!  This is an extraordinary restaurant on Maple Street.  It's in a charming old house, and offers dining both inside in cozy rooms and outside in the gardens.  The service is excellent, the food is delectable, and the presentation is a piece of art!  We shared 6 small plates, rather than each order a dinner.  Each selection was served singly so we could enjoy each plate on its own.  We started with Thai Conch and Hiramasa Salad and a Blue Crab Cake on a Fried Green Tomato with Carrot Reduction.   Fabulous! Sautéed Maine Spotted Skatewing with Baja Bay Scallops, Tomato, Capers, and Olives in an Herb Buerre Blanca, and rare Seared Wahoo with tea Leaf Salad and Ponzu Aioli followed!  By now, we were both getting a little full.  The last course was Thai Style Braised Kurobuta Pork Ribs with Brown Basmati with Mango and an Elk and Black Truffle Slider with Fontina and Grilled Onion.  Each dish was a symphony of flavors, melting in our mouths.  They were almost too pretty to eat.  Almost!  We each enjoyed a glass of Pinot Blanc.  There was no room for desert, so maybe next time we'll stop by just for that!  Our delightful server, Denise, was a gracious hostess.  Of course, this is high end, but the total tab of $109 doesn't seem too high for the exquisite meal.  Small plate prices range from $8.95 to $21.95.   Dinners, from $38 to $46.  Menu changes frequently.  There is a small bar for those who only want a glass of wine or beer.  http://www.11maplestreet.net/