latest from elephant (kingston)
been there twice in the past couple weeks on fridays. one time was really hopping, the other time was a decent (not overwhelming) crowd.
specials lately have included (i'm pretty close on these)
pea dumplings with chorizo broth
tacos del puerco.
cold chinese noodles with spicy chinese sausage (and something)
an asparagus dish
a scallops dish very thinly sliced which was delicious.
and a couple others which escape me.
from their 'regular' menu page, they've been offering a whipped bacalao / shrimp dish, and a slightly different boquerones plate.
as always, an exemeplary spot for the region.
hadn't been up here in a while, friend and i went up last night and had some great stuff, and some adventurous things we'd not tried before:
lamb meatballs with ricotta and sauce
octopus with (something)
tacos de lengua (tongue) and bacon
bbq pig tails chinese style (after they ran out, it changed to duck wings)
queso fundido - cheese, chorizo, peppers with tortillas
beef testicles breaded/fried with cabbage?
i said i'd have to try testicles because i once had heart there and it was great. i don't know whether they got it from fleisher's or pine plains, but the meats strongly (if not all the time) tend local.
re: bob gaj
update on elephant's menu...back last night with my wife after being away far too long. the regular menu has a new addition - bbq brisket bikini, a grilled cheese with brisket / poblanos / onions. also, albondigas are on the main menu. i think the lamburguesas are off the main menu
specials last night, some of which we had, included:
highland? venison carpaccio with egg/capers/manchego
duck cassoulet with duck confit, sausage, white bean ragout
a rabbit dish
shepherd's pie with lamb, potato puree, and (something)
an octopus dish
a blood sausage (morcilla) dish.
and we also had some bone marrow. finished it off with our standard cookies/nutella/shot of chocolate milk.
great stuff, as always.