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Hush Bistro Farmingdale - A Gem

sbp | Apr 29, 201508:30 PM

Just back from dinner at Hush Bistro in Farmingdale, Long Island. It was a great experience all around, from the food to the service. It has a menu where you go from dish to dish thinking "that's really well thought out and interesting." And thankfully, every dish we had was very well executed - the attention to details is there. Any criticism here is quibbling.

we split most everything; started with
1. scallop crudo with yuzu, fried capers, apple, pickled red onion and lotus root. Meticulously fresh scallop, all the accompaniments "work" with it. The scallop could have used a touch more salt to bring out its subtle flavor, but a very refreshing starter
2. Caesar salad - nothing crazy here, but very well done, just the right amount of house made dressing.
3. PB&J foie gras. The foie was au torchon, done just right, the "jelly" a mixed berry preserve with nice tartness, a quenelle of peanut butter mousse and toasted brioche. Great combination of flavors. My only quibble is the mousse was a bit dense - like PB; could have used a touch more whipping.

Entrees:
1. Halibut with sear urchin vinaigrette, brussel sprouts (shaved) and roasted romanesco cauliflower. Just so well made. The fish was perfect. Nice crust, but tender and moist interior.
2. Duck breast with greens, onion and cherry jus. I thought they did the breast sous vide, it was so evenly cooked (medium rare) and tender. This wasn't as wonderful as the fish, but that's more because it's more familiar flavor wise.
3. HB Burger, Brie, Bacon, Foie, truffle creme fraiche, frites. Nicely executed, irresistible fries, house made spicy ketchup and the truffle creme fraiche to dip. Relatively straightforward, but again, attention to details.

Looking forward to going back. So good.

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