The Continental is a restaurant in Naples, Florida that has been in business for approximately 2 and 1/2 years. It is part of the D’Amico and Partners local empire of restaurants including Cafe Lurcat, Campiello, Masa and D’Amico and Sons.
My dining companion, being a Francophile, ordered steak tartare. This is a dish of finely chopped meat with seasonings of onions, capers, peppers and Worcestershire sauce. The whole preparation is known for the tasting sense of Unami (savory) before anyone knew what that was. The dish was made that more contemporary with the addition of a quail egg on top of the tartare, a Dijonnaise mustard mayo sauce, shredded horseradish and sliced radish.
I am a fool for Nicoise salad, and seeing that on the menu, felt compelled to order it. It was fantastic, and was the traditional salad with Nicoise olives, green beans, carrot, egg, perfectly cooked Ahi tuna with a mustard vinaigrette.
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