I'm a sucker for amuse bouche. Blame it whoever you want (cough, John Besh, cough), but it's always nice to have a little taste of something new and unexpected. Tonight's amuse bouche was a tomato and green bean salad topped with smoked amberjack.....which Patrick thought was cheese. He is not the foodie in the family.
We started by splitting a Caesar salad. Patrick and I do this a good bit, so we're fine with eating off the same plate, but our waitress was nice enough to put it on two plates for us. The hearts of Romaine were grilled, dressed, and still warm when they came to our table. The flavor was fresh and lemony, a nice change from the typical heavy Caesar salad.
Patrick had the smoked beef brisket with rosemary Parmesan potatoes. The brisket was falling apart tender and delicious. Patrick said it was Güd (don't ask why he wanted the umlaut, I don't know) and the potatoes were crispy, garlicy goodness.
I had the smoked scallops with local squash and buttermilk blini. Let me smart by saying these were possibly the best scallops I have ever had. They were completely perfect - a nice sear, but then this slightly smoky flavor, it was something I haven't had with scallops before and I really enjoyed it. The scallops were on top of roasted squash, mostly yellow, on top of a blini. Yum. The flavors blended so well together and the blini soaked up every single drop of flavor.
Finally, we had to get dessert. I knew before we got there, that I had to try the Krispy Kreme bread pudding. There's really no way to say no to that. It was decadent and delicious. It was not your traditional bread pudding by a long shot, creamy, bourbon sauce is replaced with a maple syrup based sauce.
The wrap up: I loved it and want to try everything on their menu (12 hour Roast Beef Po-Boy, Blackened Shrimp, Bacon Brownies). Great, attentive service. Intimate seating, so don't share your deepest darkest secrets.