The menu itself is a melange of small bites, appetizers, entrees, cheeses and cured meats -- lots of dishes that sounded appealing that's for sure!
So what did we have?
We had a selection of three of their cheeses - all locally sourced and each more wonderful than the last. There was Vermont Creamery's Torus, the goat cheese roundelle with a cutout center that has a special place in my heart; Hudson Flower, the local aromatic bloomy rinded goddess modeled on the likes of Fleur du Macquis; and of course Cabot Clothbound Cheddar.
Apart from their cheeses - we split a few of their small bites - their crispy chickpeas, roasted baby beets with a dollop of yogurt and their grilled English peas. The chickpeas were the absolutely perfect snack for our glasses of Vermentino but what wowed significantly more was their grilled English peas - flavorful and dynamic yet rustic and aromatic. The meal was off to a good start!
We then split a few of their salads -- first of their Kale and Escarole salad topped with a soft poached egg, croutons, local Grana Padano and an anchovy vinaigrette. Simple yet flavorful - it's pretty hard to go wrong with kale in my mind! Next up, their Red Jacket Fuji apple salad with Vermont cheddar, wild arugula, red onion, and ramp vinaigrette. A classic combination made local and seasonal that delighted on the palate - fanciful and light! And last up we had their spring vegetable salad which was composed of watermelon radish, cherry tomatoes, pickled red onion and a lemon vinaigrette. A simple clean celebration of springtime in vegetable form.
Overall, a lovely meal at a warm and welcoming locally sourced tavern that's definitely worth a trip back for.
103 Greenwich Avenue