Recent report on Bin 8945?
Trying to pick a restaurant for Saturday night - last week we met some friends who live near Upstairs 2 there for dinner and it put me in a wine bar/small plates frame of mind. I did a search on the board just now and didn't see much in the way of reviews on Bin 8945, which surprises me. The menu really looks great - has anyone been in the last few months? How was it?
I went there a few months ago and it was awesome. Definitely recommend the mussels with curry sauce and hanger beef and french fries. When we were there the owner picked out a great bottle of wine for us. You can also check out Lou if you're not in the mood to be in the heart of boys town :-)
I went a few months ago and it was quite tasty. Almost all of the dishes were quite good and the wine selection was interesting. The service was somewhat imperfect ( we felt a little rushed) and the bill was higher than we expected (mostly because we drank more than planned).
We had dinner with some friends there last night and felt the food and service were very good. The Chef is from Norman's.
Only complaint was the smoke coming from the Patio which is very fixable.
"Peanut Butter and Jelly" Foie Gras and Apricot Compote on a
Veg: Spring Roll with cucumber, Haricot Vert and Cilantro
Kobe Culotte with Achiote BBQ
Veg: Beet Carpaccio with Hazelnuts and Gruyere
Sake: Dezakura Arabishiri Junmai Ginjo
Chow Wan Mushi with Tasmanian Sea Trout and Bonito
Veg: Asparagus Bisque with Black Perigord Truffles
Veal Sweetbreads with Somen Noddles Cake and Curry Emulsion
Veg: Corn Pudding with Puff Pastry
Duck Confit with Foie Gras and Cherry
Veg: Gnocchi with Parmesan cream and Arugula
Bacon Wrapped Venison with Herb-ed Spaetzle
Molasses Glazed Monk fish with celery root puree and Pickled Fennel
Veg: Crispy Fennel with Carrot Linguine and Sauce Veracruz
Grilled Hanger Steak with Chocolate Sauce and Rice Krispies
Sauteed Bay Scallops "same"
Veg: White Beans with Tomato and Sun chokes
Pork Cheeks with Parsnip puree and Chorizo Froth
Veg: Braised Celery with Oranges and Lola Rosa Salad
Cheese: 2 year aged in Sand Stone Gruyere and Epoisses
Persimmon Pudding with Hard Sauce
wine: 1900 Solera Maderia
The menu russkar describes sounds great. However, my friends were also there last night and commented as well on the smoke coming from the patio (as well as the draft). I am pretty concerned about that - are there certain tables one could request so they are not near the door?