An update on Wolvesmouth:
Tried this for the first time. Email the address on their website and hope to get two seats. After 3 tries, we snagged one finally. BYOB affair, sharing is encouraged, so you leave your wine at a table off to the side. I brought two bottles that cost about $15 each, but turns out these were the most expensive bottles anyone brought. No price to the dinner, you simply make a donation as to what you think the meal is worth. Crowd was quite diverse, with many experienced eaters and some not so experienced eaters.
As laid out below, overall there were a few quick delicious and tasty dishes, but also some bad dishes and some forgettable ones. The quality of the cooking seems to be quite good, but some of the flavors were just too brash for my taste. And this is from someone that likes spicy food and strong ramen broth etc. We enjoyed the meal, and the experience of dining with strangers, but probably won’t be back. I really applaud what the team here is doing and their passion for their work.
You will leave full, satisfied, and something to talk about for sure! Please give me that short rib and blueberry dessert again.
Short Rib: Very strong dish, nicely balanced, charcoal sauce was rich, and the profiterole was delicious.
Albacore gazpacho verde: Way too tarte for my liking. I had heard that this chef likes to keep diners off balance a bit, so he is not afraid of strong flavors. A refreshing dish, especially after the prior dish, but I did not enjoy it the stark contrast.
Rabbit: A more balanced dish, but don’t remember much else.
Duck gyoza: Don’t remember much about this.
Halibut: This came with a soup/sauce to pour on top of the fish. The fish itself was perfectly cooked and had juicy and meaty bite. The soup itself was way too salty for me, perhaps you were not meant to eat as much of it as I did.
Celery root: Remember liking this dish quite a bit, ate it much very quickly.
Pork belly: Easily the worst dish of the night. The pork belly itself was flavorful, but the sauce around it was terrible. Way too spicy and it felt as it someone realized that, and tried to “fix” the sauce by adding a bunch of sugar to it. I would rather have had the pork belly with a few drops of Cholula sauce.
Butterscotch / pears / blueberry: AMAZING dessert. Tons of components with different textures and temperatures. The chalky looking rocks you see are some kind of dehydrated blueberry component. Underneath you have pears and meringue. Best dish of the night.
Cherry / marscapone: Also quite strong, but not as good as the last. At this point, we had so much food, I was starting to feel a bit sick from being full. Still, I finished this. The cherry ice in particular was very refreshing.