I made a brief mention of this restaurant in another thread, but after lunch today I decided it needs a thread of its own!
Its a new american, local ingredients, changing menu kind of place. Terroir just opened this month so they have a few kinks to work out and are a little on the empty side right now. They are on the south end of main street in the place formerly occupied by Storeyville. Both times I have gone for lunch and had the fresh pasta special of the day.
The first was linguine (sp?) with duck confit. I love fresh pasta and duck so this was a no brainer for me, and the chef really came through. The duck and sauce were rich and garlicky, there was some bitter greens to cut the richness, and the pasta was the perfect tender background. It came with my choice of side and I had the chipotle polenta fries. They were crispy outside, creamy hot and spicy inside and served with a lemon aoili that went along nicely. I was also served a nice bread basket with olive oil and balsamic reduction. ll of that and my bill (with 20% tip) was $10.50!!
That was last saturday and the meal was so good that I went back today! The menu was slightly different today. I, and two of my companions had the pasta special again. This time it was fettucine with steak and white and green asparagus. Again, delicious! The pieces of steak were very tender and the asparagus crunchy and flavorful. I had warm applesauce and others had a spinach salad and a fingerling potato salad. The forth person in our party had a scallop dish with orange jicama salad and a corn cake and he raved about the scallops. Again the bill for the four of us totaled $45 and we left very satisfied!
There are many more things on the menu I'm dying to try: pizzas, gnocchi, pork tenderloin sandwich....they also have some wine flights that are only $9 for 3 different wines. I promise I don't work for these people, but I'm sure glad they came to Longmont!