REVIEW: Hatfield's Tasting Menu in photos...
So the ladyfriend and I visited yesterday and really enjoyed the evening at Hatfield’s. Our review in brief: The food was simply excellent. Almost on par with Providence, which is our typical point of reference. The tastes were complex and varied, and if you really love sampling things, it’s a bonus that they served us each different items for every course. The most standout dishes for me were the Croque Madame (which is as good as everyone says it is), the Kobacha squash agnolloti, and the crusted hamachi collar.
Portions were individually small but overall, given the richness, we left full, and the amount of food was just right. Our one criticism with the food was that perhaps in whole, it was too rich. There were really no light courses. All dishes but two are pictured (I couldn’t get a shot of one of the mid courses: buttermilk steamed organic chicken breast with zucchini basil coulis for her, duck with foie gras for me).
We had mixed drinks which were ok, the service was above average, and though the minimalism in the space appeals to our personal sensibilities, it’s quite small and felt a bit cramped in there. All in all, though the food more than makes up for that.
For the photogs, apologies on the shallow depth of field in some of the shots. I know some bits are less focused than I’d like. It was quite dark in there, I never use flash, my camera body was limited to decent shots at a max ISO of 800, and I was shooting handheld. So I had limited shutter speed to work with and was shooting at near wide-open apertures (below f/2).