If I’d realized there were no photos on Eater or whatever yet I’d have taken some pictures of the space. All the changes seemed like improvements.
Grilled mortadella, great idea, warm and smoky.
House rilette, very nice, and Fatted calf blood sausage, some of the best I’ve ever had, spicy and not sweet.
Broadbent Kentucky ham, sort of like saltier prosciutto, and Fatted Calf saucisson sec, very good.
Lamb belly fritters with a tart, herbal dipping sauce that was definitely not romesco. Never had anything like this before, nice way to treat that cut.
Maybe a third of the cavatelli, didn’t think to take a photo until we’d dug in.
I forgot to take a photo of the pork shoulder. We were too full to each much of it. The beans that came with it were exceptional, perfect creamy texture.
Baba au whiskey ($7), lots of super-fruity booze, turned out to be Old Granddad, of all things. Really good.
Walnut cake ($7), really good, light and not too sweet.
All the wines we had were tasty. Overall a great meal and a very satisfactory successor to Cafe Rouge. Our favorite server who was there four years ago was back so that was a special treat.