Oh wow, what a treat! I thought about this meal for two days after....but then I departed Charlottesville for more dining in North Carolina and couldn’t remember what I had!!
So, upon returning home, I emailed Brookville and got the most delightful and genuine response. It was from the Chef’s wife, Jennifer. She promised to send me the menu for that night (it changes daily depending upon what’s available in the market) and send she did. It came with a lovely cover note with an elegant card and the menu itself was sealed with wax! Was I impressed? Yes.
I wished we had ordered the tasting menu as I really wanted to taste everything, but certainly will do that the next time. the tasting menu is $50 per, but I think we probably spent that anyway. We had, for shared first courses -
Beer Battered broccoli, with spicy aioli and Piedmont cheeses
Buffalo style sweetbreads - ranch dressing and micro arugula
What can I say? Even if you don’t like either of the above, you’re making a big mistake if you don’t try them...I could eat that broccoli every day and the sweetbreads???Melt in your mouth.
For entrees, my husband and I had Slow Roasted Pork Belly with spring succotash and a fried egg. Every texture, every flavor...crispy on the outside, creamy, tender delish on the inside.
the other couple both had the Roasted Barnsley chop which was a gigantic lamb chop cooked to perfection and served with spring onion, mint cream, and micro arugula. We shared two desserts, House made chocolate fudge (your mother never made it this good) and Jelly donuts with spicy raspberry jelly. I don’t even LIKE jelly donuts, except now I do, but only from Brookville. I hated having to share either of these.
I can’t comment on the wine list, though our guest is a wine sleuth and whatever he selected was lovely.
Don’t miss this wonderful dining experience. The server was low key, friendly and knowledgeable..And by the way, Kudos to Chef Harrison Keevil!!!!
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