Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Tarry Tavern

This weekend I went to the Tarry Tavern with some friends The atmosphere is both homey reminiscent of your local bar and elegance of a high end restaurant.  They even have 2 sides to the menu. One side is bar food taken up a notch or two. The other side is more of a higher scale seasonal food. Both sides have their surprises. Like Mac and Cheese with Crab meat and truffle oil (barish side) or Mediterranean Branzini Sweet Fennel Puree, Citrus Salad & Olive Tapenade (resturant side). We started with a Roasted Beets & Mache Lemon Ricotta, Golden Raisin Puree & Pepitas
Burratta Cheese Fig Jam, "Pomme Paille" & Port Reduction. We ate up the Burratta Cheese before I started snapping pictures sorry....Take my word for it.. it was really good!
Our main dishes were Warm Portuguese Octopus & Potatoes Arugual, Kalamata Olives & Lemon Aioli
The Octopus was grilled to perfection. The Olives added a balance to the pepperiness of the Arugula.
We also had Maine Sea Scallops with a Asparagus Risotto
The Sea Scallops were tender and the Risotto was creamy without being overly cheesy with bits of Asparagus. And the last dish was Braised Short Rib of Beef
The Short Rib was melt in your mouth and the polenta super creamy
And take a look at our desserts Chocolate Bread Pudding, Blueberry Rhubarb Crumble and Warmed Chocolate Cake

The Bread Pudding was rich and yummy the Chocolate had the right touch with out being overwhelming. The Blueberry Rhubarb crumble had just the right balance between sweet and tart. I was disappointed with the chocolate cake. It was dry and gummy. But the vanilla ice cream was yummy.
I highly recommend this place. And if you do you really should try their Roasted Bone Marrow Shallot-Garlic Confit & Toast. I had this the first time I went to the Tavern. It was pretty outstanding and super rich. Don't miss it!

It's awesome you stopped by
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