Last night, The Husband and I had another great dinner at North. We had a reservation, but happily chose to sit at the bar to eat. The Husband had the Tuna Tartare which he said was fresh, and flavorful. I had the Farm Egg. Delicious! A poached egg that was rolled in crushed hazelnuts and than quickly fried. Served over shaved asparagus and butter greens and lightly dressed.
After this course, we had what may have been the pasta I have ever had- hands down!! It was simply amazing. Paccheri with pancetta, wild ramps and parmesan. Outrageously good. Rich but light at the same time. I can honestly say I have never had anything like it, and would easily have a double order next time just to stuff myself on it. We were still talking about it this AM.
Next, the wild nettle soup which was tasty and earthy. I had never had wild nettles before, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. It was garnished with hazelnuts and some creme fraiche which I swirled through before eating. We did enjoy it, but nothing was going to top the Paccheri.
For entrees, I had the soft shell crabs and The Husband had the Farm Beef. The soft shell crabs were lightly fried and served over guanciale and soft polenta. Heavenly. So flavorful and so light. The crab had the perfect amount of crunch and yet, the centers were soft and perfect. The beef was prepared 2 ways that he described as "yummy, delicious goodness". I didn't taste it because I was deeply engrossed in my soft shell crab.
We skipped dessert because we were stuffed and it was getting late. However, I do usually enjoy the skillet cookie w/ ice cream because, really, what's better than cookies and ice cream???