Dovetail RW - terrific!
Absolutely delicious lunch today at Dovetail. And it wasn't just my table - on either side of me three different tables had nothing but raves about the food. The flavors all were bright, distinct and unified. Portions were just right. Having gone to RW meals and been given food that was half-assed at best from some of the best restaurants in NY - this was a refreshing change.
Amuse bouche of sweet potatoes topped with a carmalized foam infused w/ rosemary - savory, well balanced.
Corn bread - salty, moist, great.
Pork belly w/ coco beans - spot on.
Seafood salad w/ golden raisins on a salsa verde sauce was refreshing, citrusy. The shrimp, scallops and mussels were all perfectly cooked.
Hake w/ fennel, basil and nicoise olives was another hit. Fish had a perfect carmalized crust, moist and the sauce, the braised fennel - all of it was just delicious (am I repeating myself?)
Braised lamb shoulder = succulent. The preparation was different from the menu. It was topped w/ lightly dressed greens, on top of thinly sliced carrots and underneath was what tasted like a sunchoke puree? Whatever - soo good.
Deserts were good - nothing close to the apps and main.
Service was excellent, respectful and informed.
I don't usually post but this was one of those small but perfect meals that you want to share.