Popped in last night to find a new winter menu in place. Categories have been changed a bit...a larger "Shared" offering and "The Really, Really Good Stuff" with 3 dishes echoing that Globe Cafe vibe. If we weren't headed for the Jazz game I would have gone for the Chipotle Currant Short Ribs, and will do so my next visit.
Most noteworthy change is the Salmon Burger is gone, replaced with an Ahi Tuna Burger on Squaw Bread with Pea Tendrils and Wasabi Cream. Sounds awesome, but that Salmon Burger kicked butt.
I started with Elk Tartare which was nothing short of extraordinary. The meat had a fabulous, dense texture and pure meat flavor, perfectly accentuated by the cornichon, shallot, whole grain mustard and capers folded into the chopped meat. My bro-in-law went with the hummus/baba appy, with some very nice toasted pita. The dips were good, but not in the same league as those at Mazza.
He had gone the Veggie Burger route his previous 2 visits, so I encouraged him to get the beef, so he ordered a Classic with blue cheese crumbles and was suitably impressed.
I did a couple of Minis, with Swiss, Bacon and Roasted Onion Compote. Way yummy,
as were the shoestring fries.
Service on the last 2 visits has been MUCH improved, and according to the chef they are doing a bang up business, some 500 covers on the previous Saturday night.
I realize that a couple of posters have had less than stellar experiences, but I heartily encourage them to give ABC another try. Service seems to be settling in, and the new menu is a stunner.