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YSChow | Oct 2, 2004 08:12 AM

Had a dinner at Hearth. Created a tasting menu by sharing.

We ate (* don’t miss)

First Course
- Calamari Salad with Arugula and Chickpeas
- * Marinated Sardines with Soffritto Crudo and Parsley
- * Red Wine Braised Octopus with Celery Root, Celery and Potato
- * Vitello Tonnato

Main Course
- Roasted Striped Bass with Rapini and Beans
- Niman Ranch Pork Loin with Black Cabbage, Roasted Tomato and Bacon
- * Roasted Dry Aged Sirloin with Braised Shortrib, Mustard Greens, Turnips and Baby Beets

Side dishes
- Anson Mills Polenta
Due to late hour (9:30PM) they were out of Gnocchi & the Hen of the Woods Mushrooms.

-Coconut Souffle with Milk Chocolate Sauce (this dish is available only as part of the tasting mane but we ordered it as a special although we did not order the tasting menu.
- * Goat Milk Panna Cotta with Huckleberry Compote
- Plum Tart with Lemon Thyme Ice Cream

We had a very good Rioja wine

All dishes were very good to excellent. It is hard to go wrong in Hearth. The don’t miss ones are the Vitello Tonnato – outstanding, the Marinated Sardines - the silvery skin shined from freshness, Roasted Dry Aged Sirloin with Braised Shortrib (superb) and the Goat Milk Panna Cotta.

Overall impression - excellent food, top quality ingredients and top professional preparation. Craft in a less fancy décor. Price is cheaper than Craft but not cheap when you add the side dishes. A full dinner would up with 70-90 per person including a non expensive wine and tip.

The noise level is surprisingly loud due to what seems to me as an acoustics problem.

The service was very good.

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