Going to Animal
Im trying to figure out what are the MUST HAVE dishes tonight when i go.
What were your favorite dishes that you had there? Why?
Also, Im hearing Umamicatessin = lesser version of Animal. Agree? Disagree?
There is a lot of meat on the menu, obviously. Don't let that steer you away from the veg/fruit centered items. They have as deft a hand with produce as they do with protein and it is a nice way to cut through the richness of the other fare. Having said that, the poutine and the foie gras biscuit are the stuff of which dreams are made.
I love starting with the chicken liver toasts - just a couple small bites to get you going. If you're a fan of marrow, Animal's is a nice version - split lengthwise, topped with chimichurri. And if you're a foie fan, the foie gras biscuits and the foie gras loco moco are both unique and delightful ways to have it (before it's too late). The pork belly sandwiches are a favorite of mine too.
I agree with djquinnc that they also do a nice job with veggies. I always have a couple of their salads to balance things out - they change these up fairly often, but they always have a few nice options, and it's a nice counterpoint to the meat. Their produce is always impeccable. If they have the baby broccoli with soft egg, that's a favorite too.
Have so much fun at my favorite place!!