First time dining at Craft - updated recommendations please!
I've done a search of the boards but would love some updated recommendations about what to order at Craft. Seems like sweetbreads, short ribs and hen of the woods 'shrooms are the way to go - does this still hold true?
This is a dinner for four and we're looking to order a TON of dishes so please keep the recommendations coming!
The 3 you list are a given... beyond that:
Monkfish (if it's on the menu)
Currently, the game is worth checking out. Partridge was better than the grouse. Also, I'd recommend the Wolf Snake farm beef, if they have it, ahead of the ribs. Hope I got the name right.
But one of the best dishes in the city right now is the Escargot & Chicken Egg. Unless you hate snails, get it. If you hate snails based on the little, dark flavorless snails you usually see in New York, still get it.
Haven't been there in 2 years, but each time I went my favorite dishes were those that came, carefully braised in a simple yet succulent sauce, in a little copper pot with lid. By the way, the waiters are among the most knowledgeable I've found. They can tell you whether the carrots came from Satur Farm on Long Island (they did) or whether vanilla beans from Tahiti (which they use) are better than those from Madagascar.
I'm actually a dissenter re the Hen of the Woods, which have always struck me as bland. I love the short ribs, beets, and gnocchi.