So last night I worked late and was in the area so I decided to drop by Opus to eat dinner at the bar. Had a couple of bottles of wine with me... yes, I always carry wine around... you never know.
Hadn't planned on doing a large tasting menu. Figured I'd ask to see if they could just make something for me 3-4 courses. Sat at the bar, opened my wine and asked if they could do a few courses that would pair well with a California meritage ('99 York).
Had several dishes that were great, soup, amuse, etc... but the two really big rich savories merit comment.
First one - GIGANTIC piece of pork belly with on top of a mountain of really great, slightly crispy carnitas. WOW. Serious pig. Sauced well. Loved it.
Second one - More than a little crazy. HUGE New York Steak... the ENTIRE steak... at least 14 ounces, very possibly a 16 ounce steak. Sliced. On top of a fist+ sized portion of sauteed crispy sweet breads... wait, there's more... on top of the steak were two very large slabes of seared foie gras. DUDE. What the heck? Someone could get hurt here.
Needless to say, it was great. The carnivore in me left very happy and overly sated. Yes there was dessert and other courses. So much for my plan of having a light meal at the bar... :).