Had a dinner at Hearth. Created a tasting menu by sharing.
We ate (* dont miss)
- 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
- 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
- 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 dont 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.