The wife and i arrived at Tarry Lodge last night with very high expectations. Not only because of the hype but because she has never been to a Batali restaurant (I have been to Babbo, Lupa and even Po). Let me tell you guys.....our expectations where WELL exceeded. Everything from the food, to the service, to the wine was sublime. Our server helped us construct a 5 course meal and prevented us from voerordering (which we tend to do). The sommolleir picked out the most amazintg bottle of Pinot i have ever had (not a fan normally). and the food....oh the food.
The Gunicale Truffle pizza was life changing. This might be the best thing that has ever entered my mouth my wife agreed. There is no way the shaved truffles are Perigord as such...but boy did the flavor pop. We also tried the housemade speck which was melt in your mouth delicious. Pasta's where from heavan. Oxtail Gnocci was a touch salty but delicious and the Garganelli...yes I will say this right here and now....THE BEST PASTA DISH WE HAVE EVER HAD. Perfectly cooked, bursting with flavor, the mushrooms where almost too delcious, each bight burst with earthy goodness. The meal was capped with us sharing the Roast Quail special. We hadnt intended on it but the server sold us on the dish....quail is easily mishandled and let me tell you....its was superb. Juicy, smokey crispy skin, and the mission fig underneath was perfect! We couldnt decide on the desert and ended up picking the gelato, but the manager braught us out the other desert we where contemplating on the house, as well as some delicious desert wines on the house. Amazing night.
I was expecting a solid casual night out but we ended up spending 2 plus hours on this incredible meal. It was perfect. And here is the kicker....this entire food festival including tip and wine was $200. This is almost insane
What a place!!!