Pig in a Fur Coat, Madison, Wisconsin
If you ever find yourself in Wisconsin, you absolutely MUST visit PFC. It's among some of the best modern Italian I've had. Each dish is perfectly seasoned, perfectly composed and perfectly balanced. It's truly astounding to have found a restaurant of this caliber in such a relatively small town. I would (and will) go out of my way to come here again.
I'll post some pictures on the weekend - but my second meal here was as incredible as the first. I'm left wondering why this Chef doesn't get more attention locally. Other local restaurants comparatively were a shadow of what PFC has to offer. A bit gushing, admittedly, but I can't say enough about how good this restaurant is. I only wish that I lived closer. It would be a regular, frequent destination.
We've been here a few times. The food is great. Just FYI for people who don't know, it is communal dining for the most part. I don't mind, but my husband dislikes it and won't go back (so I usually go with friends).
When we went, they had house-made sardines on the menu and they were delicious. Citrusy and well-cooked, nicely firm. The oil was great soaked up with the bread they served with the dish. Sadly, I just looked at the online menu and it doesn't seem to be on there anymore, but the entire meal was good.