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Lunch at Betony

Spiritchaser | | Mar 13, 2014 08:27 AM

Meant to post this sooner while details were still crisp in my head but I did not so...suffice it to say Betony just keeps getting better and better (no small feat since they have been pretty awesome from the get go).

A recent lunch there was nothing short of fantastic. It was GF's birthday and it was a nice relaxed longgggg lunch. She had the grain salad while I FINALLY got to try their version of chicken liver mousse, not only delicious but beatifully presented, looking almost like a green shelled egg, it truly was spectacular. GF follwed with the ricotta gnudi (which I stole I taste of) and it was beautiful, big pillowy gnudi. I had the skate wing with, if memory serves me, cauliflower and prunes (Chef said it was a variation on grenobloise; I'm no Chef but all I know is it was sublime. Normally we don't do dessert but this was a birthday so we did, we shared both the dark chocolate which had a cake component to it that almost literally melted in your mouth; the second dessert was jasmine rice and it was an absolutely fun and unexpected delight, we assumed it would be like a rice pudding but it was actually a puffed rice, the textures going on in that dish were crazy.

Service was spot on as were the wine recommendations.

We honestly love this place and will recommend to anyone looking for a recommendation.

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