I had another great meal here this past weekend. When we got there we thought the weather had kept everyone away but by the time we left it was packed.
My husband and I shared the radicchio salad, which was well balanced but a tad too garlicky for my taste. The bucatini that we shared was also quite garlicky (described on the menu as served with porky garlic & oil, pork cracklin breadcrumbs, parmigiano), pleasantly textured from the breadcrumbs and perfectly al dente.
For dinner we could not turn down the indulgent sounding “Pigducken” from the specials board. For $65, you get an enormous hunk of pork along with duck mousseline wrapped in pork skin that we could only eat about half of. It is carved tableside and comes with a side of their outrageous buttery salty potatoes that are dripping in parmigiana and a slaw, along with a sauce made from the drippings. I’d have loved a mustard or fruity chutney with it (which is how I ate the leftovers) but it was over the top special for a birthday celebration, almost as fun as the whole pig dinner.
Because we are complete gluttons we also got dessert-- we ordered the pudding chomeur which apparently is a French Canadian dessert that has been sadly missing from my life all these years. It was served with great flair from a tin can with a can opener and was absolutely insanely delicious. It is a cross between bread pudding and a custard and served with a maple syrup type topping. A perfect ending to the meal.
It’s loud, there are too many kids, the tables and chairs could use some updating, but none of this at all detracts from the fun and creative AND delicious things coming out of the kitchen here.