Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Alembic for Second Supper

So after my pigout session at Tsunami with SS, I went on to The Alembic with PS and found myself partaking of a second round of good eats—this one of the swine and spirits variety. Ice crushed to order in my ever-so-fine mint julep helped soften the initial bite of the bourbon (as I'm usually inclined to sip on a clear liquor vs. a dark one). Into my mouth went a serrano ham-wrapped date with goat cheese, drizzled with a syrupy balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Exploding with flavor, it was lusciously sweet and savory with a few flaky bits of sea salt adding snap to the dish. We also polished off a heaping pile of "herb and spice dusted" frites along with a good-lookin' plate of charcuterie—thumbs up on the salumi, spiced duck rillettes, cornichons, mustard and roasted grapes, but the foliage? I'm a fan of the greens, but they have no place on a meaty plate such as this. Other than that, The Alembic did right by us. And our server was fab.

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