The restaurant was beautiful. Great Ambiance. Nice clean lines and all copper toned (all the art on the walls were in sepia, his copper pots were in the front of the kitchen, the chairs were a burnt sienna / rust tone, and the lighting was all shaded in copper).
avocado and pickled red onion on a bed of dehydrogenated corn. The Yellowtail was sushi style, and the avocado was a mousse that also had lime and cilantro. The only complaint I had was actually directed at ourselves in that we didn't order more of them. (The picture below isn't mine....mine was blurry)
With some deliberation and assistance from our
bartender waiter, we decided on the following three dishes for dinner:
The final dish: roasted cod, creamed wheat, swiss chard, warm pancetta, espresso gastrique. Or at least that's what the menu said.
The final dish. In my opinion; the masterpiece plate. The creamed wheat was made of Bulgar, dill, parsley, onion, stock, and parmesean cheese. The greens were dandelion leaves. The sides were clementines and apples slices in a silky sauce that was a bit tart. Pancetta on the top. And then the star of the show, the cod. Perfect sear. Perfect flakiness, Perfect to every other component on the plate. This cod easily ranks as one of the best dishes I've ever eaten. Again, get me a vat of that creamed wheat (and a spoon) and leave me alone for a few days.
Here are other pictures online of his food and restaurant. I already can't wait until the next time in my life that I get to eat at this restaurant. Jordan and Billy showed up about half way through the meal and I felt bad because we were in the middle of this mind explosion and completed thoughts and conversation were very difficult.
I promise I won't go on and on about food like this all the time, but frankly this blog is just as much a memory keeper for me as it is keeping everyone who reads this up to speed with the fun things going on in the lives of T&L. That being said, this was a weekend of food we have never experienced before and it gets me really excited and I start describing the plates and re-tasting and re-living the meal, and it just makes me happy. So I won't offer any apologies for the food over-load either. :-)
Oh and my final note: Specific to Jeff: You asked if these blogs take a long time to write, to which I answered that most of them don't take much time at all. Well......this post.....this was not one of the "shorties". Goodness, I've been drafting this one for the past 3 days. But I captured it all perfectly. Now I just need your camera for some good pics of my own. :-)