Self admitted food snobs, and this place delivered. We started off by sharing a bowl of French Onion Soup (hold the cheese and bread please). The broth was rich and satisfying, the onions delicious and it had a nice herbacious, meaty satisfying quality to it. We got suckered into sampling the cured meats/cheese - which probably remains our only delicious regret. We ordered the wild boar sopressata, chorizo and french goat cheese at $6ea. The restaurant ought to be ashamed and embarrassed by their serving size. 5-6 tissue paper thin slices on the meats and 1 thin slice of the goat cheese (but all 3 were AMAZING in flavor). The crostini and grilled bread that comes with it were also delicious. Next came the crab cake. We were warned that it was only one per dish but for sure it was good sized. Packed with crab and flavor. The side salad of fennel, apple and frissee was off the charts delicious. This place is not scared of flavor. The acid from the dressing complimented the crab cake. We had decided to share the (3) entrees. We ordered the ricotta cavatelli with slow braised lamb, tuscan kale and black garlic. It was delicious. Such a satisfying flavor! Then we ordered a beef duo (medium rare) with sirloin and beef cheeks, heirloom carrots...HOLY COW. All I have to say. Finally we ordered the three little berkshire pigs, roasted loin ∙ braised shoulder ∙ crispy belly withred cabbage and parsnip. Braised shoulder, cabbage and parsnip balls and puree were TO DIE FOR. If it weren't improper etiquette I would have licked the dish to get every last drop of sauce and puree on that dish. I was less impressed with the loin and pork belly. The loin needed more salt but had a pleasing flavor. The port belly needed flavor and tasted deep fried (ehhh). Compared to everything else we had been eating, it was a let down. I need more of that parsnip puree. I don't think I've ever had anything that velvety and luxorious. I'm hooked. Bellies were full and aching but then came dessert. We shared french donuts and a meyer lemon tart. The donut to me was more like a cinnamon sugar muffin - a bit dense but still good. Served with a winter jam (one of us referred to it as Yankee Candle - not her favorite). The meyer lemon tart was ok. I actually enjoyed the minted supremed citrus (orange, lime, grapefruit) more than the tart. I wish they would offer that as a dessert alone! The coffee looked and smelled amazing. Single pod machine, the coffee had a head on it than any barista in Italy would have been jealous. I was talked into after dinner tea: loose leaf Earl Gray. One of the best I've ever had. BTW the food was so good, we forgot to take pics. Only managed to grab one of the tart. Without tip we paid $150.00. Considering the quality, I think it's worth it. Parking is difficult, the restaurant looks closed from the outside. We at in the bar area so I can't comment on the dining room, but the bar area was beautiful (could do without the TVs). Kills the ambiance a bit. The waiter was super friendly, patient and more importantly knowledgeable about the product. Always a plus! I highly recommend it.
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