Cedar — Lunch on 11 August 2014

And it’s 2014 Summer Restaurant Week(s)!

As usual, I’m mixing visits to old favorites and trips to explore potential new ones.  My first stop this summer was Cedar, a restaurant which has made me v happy many, many times.

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Heirloom Tomatoes: Five Ways

Exactly what the description says: Heirloom Tomatoes, Five Ways.  The salad included fried green tomatoes, curd, smoked gel, Bloody Mary sorbet, and simple, marinated sliced tomatoes w/herb feta and balsamic.  The contrasting heat and textures in this variation on a theme  was stupendous.  This was high art, and this was why I love Cedar.

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Wild Game Meatloaf Sandwich

What could be homier than a meatloaf sandwich?  But what if the meat in the meatloaf was a mixture of wild boar, venison, and bison, topped with wild mushrooms and served on a roll w/red curry ketchup and tarragon aioli?  A spicy reconstruction of a classic comfort food.

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Fried Banana Cheesecake

The Fried Banana Cheesecake was wrapped in pastry and served w/guava gel and pastry cream. I never know what to do w/the mint in a dessert.

Cedar consistently surprises me w/new taste sensations, and it has never let me down.  This is one of my v favorite restaurants.  What I wrote about it last time—“Excellent, excellent, excellent”—still stands

 

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