So the sweetie and I finally made it to Mica last night after attending a lecture at Chestnut Hill College (otherwise we rarely venture out that way from South Jersey). All I can say is WOW. That was without question one of the best restaurant dining experiences we've enjoyed in a very long time, Philadelphia and well beyond (saying a LOT as we just returned from 3 weeks in Italy). What a wonderful blend of modern artistry and techniques with food that was intensely flavorful and delicious.
I had their 4-course chocolate tasting menu while sweetie ordered 4 courses from the regular choices. I enjoyed the chocolate offerings that were clever yet subtle in the chocolate elements, especially the bittersweet chocolate raviolo with sweet potatoes, porcini "dirt" and blood orange. Really, the pasta offerings here are divine, sweetie just about died over the ricotta gnudi. Also loved the beautiful goat cheese ‘custard’ with beets which looked like a fanciful garden on the plate and every flavor element was a mini discovery.
Really, we can't wait for another excuse to go back (even if it'll take some budgeting since the $220 bill before tip was not insignificant.)
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