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Hearth last week

Hil. | Jan 28, 2004 09:32 AM

I posted a question about Hearth's wine list before I went there last Wednesday and got some helpful answers. One of my respondents asked for a report so here it is, belatedly. Unfortunately, after all that, we ended up not getting a bottle of wine at all--we had glasses instead. More unfortunately, I can't really remember what they were except for the Syrah, which was my favorite. It smelled really good. One of the reds was too fruity and sweet, made us think of Manischewitz. Sorry I can't be more precise guys, but I'm not much of a wine person, hence my question last week!

The amuse was a parsnip soup in a little shot glass, and it was creamy and well-seasoned. They were out of the foie gras (9:30 reservation, we didn't sit down until 9:45), which disappointed me greatly, but the game bird terrine was very good. My guest had the snapper crudo and described it as melting in his mouth. It seemed to take a long time for the entrees to come out, though not so long to seem worth mentioning until our waiter brought us dessert menus. We reminded him that we hadn't had our main courses yet and they arrived within a minute. I had the trout, which was perfect and served on a light green sauce with what I think was very thinly shredded cabbage. He had the duck pasta and said it was wonderful, I didn't get a chance to try it. The portions were not large, but I'm not either so I thought it was perfect.

For dessert I was looking forward to the apple cider doughnuts y'all have been raving about, but if there's panna cotta on a menu I tend to order it...and one made of goat's milk, no less, must have been invented just for me. I loved it. In keeping with the Passover theme, they gave us little macaroons at the end.

Overall, the food was delicious, the staff friendly, and the prices entirely reasonable. Thank you all for the great rec! I want to go there every day!

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