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pigbob Oct 12, 2013 07:31 AM

Have heard wonderful things about this new restaurant and have reservation for this evening. Any comments or suggestions?

  1. Ttrockwood Oct 12, 2013 01:11 PM

    My friends just went and were raving on about the monkey bread, and a sunchoke hazelnut side- all hearsay but they are foodies i trust. Please update with what you have!

    1. zeeEats Oct 12, 2013 07:30 PM

      I went about 2 weeks ago and really enjoyed several dishes, most of which ranged from good to great.

      For starters, I'd highly, highly recommend the scallops with corn, chanterelle and chicken skin. The barbecued octopus has an interesting Korean-inspired chili BBQ sauce with a gochujang paste, though it wasn't fully as tender as I would have preferred. The carrots are also a good starter if you're looking to add some vegetables to the meal, nicely seasoned and roasted with a ranch-like yogurt sauce and crispy pieces of frozen ham. You definitely should start with the monkey bread, with lardo and that amazing seaweed butter. Damn that seaweed butter - definitely worth the price for bread.

      For entrees, try any of the pastas on the menu as well as the Rohan duck, ocean trout and suckling pig. The duck is a good play on Pecking duck in a way, perfectly cooked with some sweet, plummy components. I also really loved the charred sunchokes side dish, beautifully nutty and slightly sweet with hazelnuts thrown in.

      Cocktails are pretty good here. I really recommend the Wear & Tear, if you're a fan of Old Fashioneds, like me. Skip desserts though, I really thought the desserts were a huge disappointment.

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