Eating Well: Perbacco, Ame, Mustard's
3 Great meals in a row.
Very short summary...
Perbacco continues to be my favorite Italian restaurant outside of Italy. I've always wondered about the short rib ravioli with fresh horseradish and fresh herbs -- insanely good. The squab was one of the 3 or 4 best preparations of game fowl I have ever had. The burnt caramel gelato was killer, as always. I wind up at Perbacco every other month, but if I were in a different economic situation, and if I burned 3k+ calories per day, I honestly could eat there twice a week.
Ame. Brilliant. One complaint, the food can be quite rich. Then again, I ordered suckling pig. Holy crap, the corn soup with the seared scallop was by far the best non mushroom/truffle soup I have ever had. As I said, the suckling pig was excellent but after eating half the dish it began feeling a bit rich. The sorbets were outstanding. I want to be clear, this is a ** Michelin chef who OPTED to create a * Michelin restaurant. When people coming from out of town say, "where should I go, price no object" and they are sent here, a restaurant no where near the most expensive in town, they are sent correctly. I generally prefer country / peasant food to high minded cuisine, but man that 20th taste of the corn soup was as wonderful as the first. I was reminded that this is a truly special restaurant and food lovers visiting need to put this at the top of their list -- there really is nothing else quite like it.
Mustard's - Pork chop. Ridiculous. I mean, insanely good. We all know that. (I hope.) Just had to reiterate. The special grilled peach and arugala salad was great, too. But if you're in the neighborhood after a day of wine tasting? That pork chop... wow. Classic, standard, deservedly so.
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