We just finished a wonderful meal at Hatfield's. It was my birthday so we opted to go big with the tasting menu. The courses were "spontaneous." 2 of the 4 people got the same dish and the other 2 got another dish for each course. This way we could taste 14 different dishes.
Croque Madame with hamchi - We will go back to Hatfield's just for this dish. It was perfect in every way - the crusty golden bread, perfectly cooked quail egg and delicious hamachi. This was a playful and perfectly balanced dish.
Japanese Octopus- Another must have. While I tend to find octopus a bit tough and tasteless, this was wonderful - tender and moist. I was sad when I took the last bite.
Scallop - Another perfectly executed dish - tender, not overpowering and just a great few bites.
Hamchi collar - My husband loved this dish. He liked the texture and and playfulness of the colors on the plate.
Chicken breast with foie gras- I never thought chicken could taste so good. The skin was crisp while the meat was tender. Just a great dish.
Duck with foie gras - Again, perfectly cooked and texture. Beautiful presentation.
Beef rib with spatzla - Another standout. This dish had been cooked for 36 hours and it was just wonderful. Melt in your mouth good. The spatzla was a fun accompanyment. We all universally loved this dish.
I am not much of a dessert person, but the desserts made me one. The standout was the chocolate, peanut butter creation with salted caramel ice cream. It was sweet, but the balance of the saltiness of the ice cream was magnificent.
We cannot say enough wonderful things about Hatfield's. Excellent food and service. Having just done the tasting menu at L'Atalier Joel Robuchon in Vegas, the meal at Hatfield's blew each and every dish out of the water. And the service at Hatfield's was so much better. All this for a fraction of the price of Robuchon.
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