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Goods and Provisions Welcome to the Hood!


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Goods and Provisions Welcome to the Hood!

JennaBean | | Nov 14, 2011 10:55 AM

The bf and I had the chance to check out the new Goods and Provisions on Thursday night and it was a great treat. Between the two of us we had two dark and stormy cocktails – delish. I had a four roses on the rocks and he had one of their beers on tap. For food we shared the bone marrow and parsley salad – the highlight of the night for both of us. The marrow was perfectly cooked with nice caramelization. The parsley salad cut the fat prefect and while the marrow was actually seasoned rather well I loved that they served with a tiny pile of maldon to dust on the top yourself. I tend to like my fat a bit salty so this was a lovely touch.

We also had the Caesar salad with pork belly. I’m a big fan of the Caesar salad but rarely order it when out as I find I prefer the one I make at home better but this is a good rendition. The dressing was creamy and the garlic note was strong the way I like it. I would have like the anchovy and lemon to come thru a bit more but I think this is a personal preference. The pork belly was delish but I would have preferred it slightly more rendered and crispy but it was extremely tasty and generous in portion. The croutons where just the way I like them, well season, large and very crunchy.

We also had the terrine plate. It was a pork terrine (jowl, belly, and something I can’t remember) grain mustard, cornichon, olives, chevre noir, mini “baguette”. I really enjoyed everything on the plate and the fresh warm, what I would call a roll not a baguette, was lovely. My bf found the terrine a little wet for his liking and while I agree it was on the wet side, for me it didn’t take away from the overall enjoyment of the item.

Finally we had the chop of the day which was half a rack of lamb ribs on an eggplant puree. The rack was seasoned well and cooked perfectly and had some nice fatty crispy bits to enjoy. The only down side to this plate was the eggplant puree. There was maybe a total of two tablespoons of it. So instead of it being a side, which was how it was explained, it was really just a garnish. For something as inexpensive as eggplant I would have expected at least a side serving instead of garnish.

For all of this our bill was $100 with tax but before tip.

We really enjoyed the food, the room and the service so I know this will become one of our regular spots.