Gorge (ous) Pork Shank last night!
Had one of my top dishes of the year (so far) at Gorge last night.
HUGE and delicious Pork Shank
From the menu:
PORK SHANK 30
Slow roasted, Sautéed turnips, Grilled romaine lettuce, Honey glaze
MACKEREL TARTINE 18
Poached wild French mackerel, Arugula, Parmesano reggiano, Rustic baguette
Pretty darn good
BEER SAUSAGE 22
Sauteed fingerling potatoes, Choucroute, German mustard
(but not as good as BierBeisl).
Just went tonight and completely agree with you on these three dishes. The vegetable tart is also outstanding and the chicken liver parfait and rabbit rillettes were also very good. Lobster mousse was just ok and the ribeye special was the only complete miss of the night - perfectly cooked and seasoned but just not a good piece of meat - weak flavor, poor texture, poor marbling. All the St Honorees were delicious and very, very well executed.
Wow, they moved fast on the ribeye. I was there on Thursday and they mentioned maybe starting a bone-in (I think) ribeye dish next week. Was yours bone-in? They mentioned something about sourcing it from a ranch in-state and that it'd be grass fed (and finished?), which I know can change the taste and texture of the meat, but not usually making it weaker/poorer, just different.
The pork shank was excellent! Here's an uncorrected photo of ours.
The ribeye was California grass fed but not bone in. Again - perfectly cooked - just not a great piece of meat. Not sure of aging method or duration though. To be fair, one order of a dish is obviously not a sample pool, so it may or may not have been representative of the norm.
Sorry for the thread drift, but have people had the pork shank at Enrique's in Long Beach? I'm sure it is different than that posted here. (Love the name Gorge btw).
Russkar was always trying to get me to go down to Long Beach to try Enrique's pork shank, but we never made it and I've still never been.