Local, sustainable food darling located in Midtown.
What we had:
I had the Cobia with sautéed eggplant and potato wafers and a caramelized onion/carrot/cardamom sauce. A very nice piece of perfectly cooked firm fleshed white fish with a delicate sauce and really good side. Cobia is a firm white fish around the dame firmness as Sea Bass, minus the butteriness.
My DH had the pork loin with applewood smoked bacon and peas. The pork had a great taste and the dish was well balanced.
We also split a side of really complex and deeply satisfying Mac & cheese.
To drink, I had The Flapper--an interesting and complex pink cocktail with hints of lemon, cardamom and blueberry.
My DH had a Monk In The Trunk--one of his favorite brews. From a small brewery in Jupiter.
The decor is beautiful and... You guessed it, sustainable, with large ribs of smooth curved wood lining the walls--it's almost like eating in the belly of a whale. The almost-wicker silver globules hanging from the ceiling almost look like bubbles, reinforcing the land to sea theme.
Attentive and knowledgable.
Sometimes the buzz surrounding new restaurants, here at a fever-pitch because of the zeitgeist-is warranted, sometimes not. I'm happy to say that in this case it certainly is and this was the first trip of many.
4.5 out of 5 salamanders
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