Waypoint Public Cassoulet
Got shut out of Urban Solace last night, so trotted down to Waypoint for the elsewhere-touted Cassoulet.
Started with Fried Green Tomatoes, then on to their Little Gem salad- both quite good.
The Cassoulet has all the traditional ingredients, but has a more contemporary feel. A little on the "watery" side, but I don't mean that pejoratively. It was just not overbaked into a gooey mass. Flavors excllent, with a particularly good sear on the pork belly, an ingredient on which I'm not always keen. Very flavorful sausage. Duck confit was really just a duck drumstick, and I when considering the duck drumstick, I thought the pork belly was pretty good.
Accompanied by a pint of Allagash Saison, which may qualify as a fetish beer. But since I didn't get overly excited about it, I didn't strut about its peralge, nor did I wear a beanie nor ride my fixie to the place, I didn't slide into Hipster.
Overall, we enjoyed our meals.
re: Gypsy Jan
Dunno. We both left thinking how much more we would have enjoyed the meal if we could have shared each other's company without SHOUTING across the table. Our most-often used word was:
As much as I enjoyed the food and the friendly, helpful service, we simply won't be back.
I'm not hip enough < waves four-pronged cane in the air >