Made reservations here but was really on the fence since it required a taxi ride and it's so nice to walk (me being from Los Angeles, where nobody walks [though I always thought the song was 'nobody walks on a lake.']) But a waiter at another restaurant recommended we go since it just won some award. So we took a taxi from the hotel to the resto. We were seated immediately. I had been very excited about the headcheese and tripe on the menu, and neither were available! Urrgg! So we went with the tasting menu, and instead of being disappointed, we had the best meal of our trip!
The waitress said she 'told chef' that I wanted tripe and headcheese and he was bummed because he was having a hard time getting folks to order offal. (I don't know if she said bummed, that might be my Californian upbringing.)
There was this delicious looking kale salad on the table next to us, so we ordered that in addition to the tasting menu, but it was way too much food and I should have just trusted the chef, as he provided us with plenty of delicious and fresh seasonal vegetables.
Awesome kale salad but overkill on the food!
The first item of our tasting menu was something I would never have ordered on my own. Vegetables with an olive oil dipping sauce. The vegetables were incredibly fresh - watermelon radishes, carrots, endive, etc - and the sauce was superb. Italian fondue!
Pasta stuffed with pigeon.
This pasta was rustic, delicious and satisfying!
I never, ever order chicken in a restaurant. But I was thrilled with this perfectly moist chicken.
Chicken came with roasted root vegetables.
Yummy dessert that we couldn't finish!
A wonderful evening!