Finally went to Book Bindery last night! What a treat!
We started off the meal with a corn panna cotta amuse-bouche. It’s the first time I had slightly savory panna cotta! Sweetness and flavor of the corn came through nicely, and the panna cotta texture was creamy and thick (I do not enjoy panna cotta with too much gelatin, this most certainly wasn’t the case!) It was garnished with ripe cherry tomatoes, a very nice olive oil and chives. It was wonderful!
I had a Maine Lobster risotto starter and a smoked cavatelli entrée. DH had salad to start and Halibut as entrée.
My risotto had a ring of sweet corn puree surrounding a lovely black truffle flavored risotto topped with very fresh lobster pieces. The risotto was a little on the salty side but flavors worked really well together.
The smoke cavatelli was fantastic! The texture of the pasta was perfect. Came with lots of mushrooms and foie gras emulsion, plus the amazing smoke flavor. The dish had very dense flavors and yet was able to be delivered in a non-gut bomb way. It was, however, on the saltier side for me as well.
Finally on DH’s halibut dish. WOW! The fish was prepared perfectly. The star was in the sides! The young pickled artichoke was delicious (I wished there were more!), and the brandade crouton was out of this world! There were many flavors in the bite and I decided to just enjoy and stop trying to figure out all the flavors in it.
It was a fantastic dinner and I will certainly go back again! Especially that we did not get a chance to try dessert as we were really full! next time!