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.
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.
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.
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