Your favourite dishes at Michael's Genuine?
Some terrific dishes Mrs CFB and I enjoyed at a recent lunch... photos attached...
Michael's Homebrew American Ale
Stracciatella – Heirloom Tomatoes, Creamy Inside Stuff of Local Burratta, Basil
Crispy Sweet & Spicy Pork Belly kimchi, crushed peanuts, paradise farms pea shoots
Peaches Wrapped in House-Smoked Bacon, Broiled with DuChilly Seattle Hazelnuts (Holmquist?)
Pan Roasted Half “Poulet Rouge” Chicken, wood roasted vegetables – Wow - best chicken ever, especially the thigh section.
Wood Roasted Fish of the Day (Wreckfish), provençal vinaigrette & sautéed escarole - Hats off to Chef Niven
Chocolate Cremosa, sea salt, olive oil, sourdough crostini, espresso parfait - Wow Hedy Goldsmith
Everything shown, except the bacon/peaches which was a special, is on the regular lunch or dessert menus.
But yes, I was very pleased with everything.
Just wanted to report back on our dinner last Saturday evening. Everything was top notch, as expected.
We shared everything. Had the octopus, blt salad (delicious), brussel sprouts with crispy pancetta (wow!), squash and the whole roasted yellow eye snapper. The entire meal was great. The octopus portion was on the skimpy side, but it was grilled to perfection - 2 small pieces. Our server was so enthusiastic and made the dinner very enjoyable.
Any fish, whole or otherwise, that comes out of that wood oven is fantastic.
Tough to name favorites because I eat there frequently and usually order what is new to the menu for me (it changes daily) but here are some staples:
crispy pig ears
chicken liver crostini
double yolk egg
wood fired octopus
crispy rice cake
pasta (changes daily but it's usually terrific if you're in the mood for pasta)
crispy pork belly
any fish dish
pizza (if you're so inclined - great share as a starter too)
any fish, whole or otherwise
leg of lamb
poulet rouge chicken (I've never had but people rave about it)
steak au poive
poulet rouge chicken (ditto)
cauliflower w/ parsley sauce
squash w/ anchovy butter
brussels sprouts w/ pancetta