Thanks to all for the recs. Partner liked the menu at Redbird, so we made reservations for last night.
@PorkyBelly: I tried to sell partner on the chicken pot pie, but he wanted other things instead!
We got the squid salad, the aged duck, the rack of pork, and a side of broccolini. 2 glasses of white and 1 red (sorry, can’t remember the type!).
Overall impression is that the place is very, very good but not quite consistently mind-blowing. Only one pic since I didn’t want to be snapping any photos on a special occasion.
Complimentary drink (rosé, gin, clarified citrus juice, dry vermouth) was DELICIOUS. I could taste very little of the alcohol, which makes it perfect for me. The cheese bread was also wonderful (we asked for seconds).
Squid salad was fine (but not amazing). I would’ve like the duck skin to have been sliced separately b/c the duck slices “required” you to eat an entire slice to get the full effect of the crispy skin… And that was just too much meat in one bite (I know, a nitpick). The wild rice w/ the duck was AMAZING. I could seriously eat that all day, every day. The pork plate was ENORMOUS (the pic does not adequately convey the size) was very tasty. Some of the connective tissue hadn’t quite completely broken down, though (boo). Spaeztle accompanying the pork was toasted and wonderful, and the sauce (fig and blood) was INSANE (in the best way possible). I could seriously live in that sauce and be happy.
Too stuffed for dessert, unfortunately!
Patio is gorgeous, service was excellent. A great place for a special occasion meal.
Partner and I think that sitting at the bar, having one entree + dessert might be the way to go in the future at this place.
Total (minus tip but incl the drinks): $194.
A very nice night!
Pork is below. Imagine it being 50% bigger then your usual entree plate.