I'd wanted to visit Animal for some time and had the opportunity to drop in tonight. I arrived at 6:30 the place was 50% full (btw, why no restaurant name outside?), but by 7:30 the place was packed and people were being turned away...what recession?
The waiter was great. I ordered foie gras atop a biscuit with a maple sausage gravy. It was sublime, and I savored each smokey rich fulfilling bite...wow!
Unfortunately they brought my next course, a marrow bone with an aromatic chimichurri sauce with caramelized onions, before I was done with the foie gras. I pushed it aside and continued to savor the unctuous foie gras dish.
The marrow dish was both rich and flavorful, paired with buttered brioche points. Well done.
For dessert I ordered the sticky toffee pudding with mascarpone & caramel fleur de sel sauces. It was very tasty but wins the award of being the smallest dessert I've ever seen in my life. It was so small that it looked odd on the plate. Oh well, a work area for Animal. Everything else rocked and I enjoyed a lovely meal, highlighted by A+ service personnel.
Looking forward to a second visit.
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