Upset as I was, the first bite of food sent all my problems away for the night. The salad was literally the best salad that I have ever had. It's funny that the menu refers to it as the "baby arugula" salad. It is so much more! It had pecan crusted roasted beets, sage goat cheese, bourbon figs, and a Tabasco sorghum vinaigrette. It sounds like everything would compete against the other elements, but the flavor profiles are similar enough with the basic theme of sweet, salty, savory so it all works together. The vinaigrette is very light; it almost disappears. There is just enough to bridge the elements with the fresh, peppery lettuce. The pecan crusted beets are one if the best things I have ever eaten. If you don't think you like beets, these will change your mind.
"Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus, Salami Boursin Cheese Roulades, Country Olives,
Sundried Tomato Relish, Manchego, Caper Berries"
The salami is an artisan sausage. The creamy, herby boursin cheese is homemade as is the beautifully sweet and tangy sundried tomato relish. The caper berries are giant. Literally. And there was a tiny surprise on the side of the plate. White anchovies. Wow. I can't say these are for everyone, but they are so amazing! Briny, fishy goodness that automatically makes you think of the Mediterranean.
I had the herb crusted tuna with spaghetti squash rollatini stuffed with portabellos, broccolini and ricotta salata with roasted red pepper and black truffle buerre blanc. The tuna was not actually herb crusted; at least, not at all what I would ever consider to be herb crusted. It was well seasoned and cooked to a perfect medium-rare. Those two things are the most important elements of good tuna anyway. The flavors in the rollatini were wonderfully balanced. However, it was a little over salted. The sauce.... yeah, that's a lick your plate kind of sauce.
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