meat and potatoes

mmmm, beef.

mmmm, beef.

it might not be the most exciting cut, but our customers love what we do with it. this is my favorite beef dish in quite a while… beef tenderloin, crispy fried fingerling potatoes tossed in horseradish-garlic butter, butter-roasted cauliflower, cauliflower puree, chanterelle & lobster mushrooms, sweet onion puree, cabernet sauce. good job mikey.

Published in: on September 29, 2009 at 11:13 am  Leave a Comment  

the ghost pepper

 

phil armstrong of harvest thyme brings us bags of chile peppers, and this year we received a new pepper even for him. apparently a friend visiting from india brought him one of these peppers, he saved the seeds and planted them this year. despite a cooler and wetter  than normal growing season, this pepper is dangerously hot. we cooks pride ourselves on the amounts of pain and discomfort we are willing to withstand, so of course we dove right in after dinner service friday night. when it was time for cleaning and beers, we got out one of these chiles that have apparently been rated at up to 1 million scoville units, thats right, 4 times hotter than a habanero! if a picture is worth a thousand words, then this blog post should be worth 1,000,000…

Published in: on September 21, 2009 at 5:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

it’s almost over…

crabcake

crabcake

crab season that is.

maryland style jumbo lump crabcake, fried green tomatoes, orzo pasta, tomato vinaigrette, yellow pepper oil. mmmm, so good!

Published in: on September 18, 2009 at 7:02 pm  Leave a Comment  

“the best grilled cheese”

mmmmm, grilled cheese!

mmmmm, grilled cheese!

so maybe calling it “the best”, is lacking objectivity, but seriously… anyone who has dined here knows how good our breads are. homemade ciabatta, parmigiano-reggiano, brie,&  manchego, sauteed in clarified butter, on top of tomato jam, and a fricassee of lobster and chanterelle mushrooms, man, this is some good eats!

Published in: on September 12, 2009 at 5:06 pm  Leave a Comment