WOW! the greatest dish in a long while
Went to ESK last night for a little nosh and a few cocktails. It was good as usual. The cocktails were still at a high level, perfect in fact. Food was good too. BUT!
the offal of the day was braised lamb neck with some fresh housemade pasta. Incredible! this was a dish that you would expect to see at the french laundry or from Ducasse!
it was so much better than anything I have had in a long while, and it came from an unexpected kitchen. I don't want to take anything away from ESK it is allways good. This dish just went to the extra level.
So my question to the board, is there a dish that you have had that went way, way beyond your expectations at a certain restaurant?
the sweetbreads at La Voile, the guanciale appetizer at ESK, and anything with mole at Angelas. They were just that wonderful bit better than the best you'd had before.
Ah, necks. Is there anything they can't do? I read in Kummer's recent BoMag review of La Voile that the chef was desperately seeking pig throats for his charcuterie (Kummer suggested looking in Chinatown).