Another lovely meal and evening at Hearth.
Two new things on the menu which I enjoyed very much: a rich and also delicate beef consomme, with asparagus and....marrow! Delicious. Also, a salad of fava beans and pecorino - it's a "special" currently, but is to be on the much-anticipated-soon-to-be-released Spring menu. I particularly noticed the abundant olive oil - flavorful without being overpowering - very nice.
Also, parts of the wine list are on "sale" for 25% off, to make room for new selections which will be on the list as Spring progresses. The whole Rheingau/Pfalz section is included, as well as selections from Napa and Gevrey-Chambertin. Some delightful bargains to be had. The ever-helpful Hailey steered me toward a bottle of Riesling Trocken, Dr. Burkin-Wolf, 2001 (Pfalz) which was a terrific accompaniment to what we ate. My companion had a glass of an Austrian apple cider (Reisetbauer Schamwein) to start, which was lovely.
For those of you who haven't yet sampled the winter menu - hurry before it's gone until next year! Don't miss the monkfish osso bucco...