Ok, people. I get it. I get the allure, The restaurant, the myth, the legend that is 112 Eatery. My husband and I FINALLY made it there tonight despite them not participating in Restaurant Week (which frankly I can't imagine because the place was packed even without RW participation - on a Tuesday night! Crazy.).
OMG - the food was amazing. Service was impeccable. My only complaint (and it's minor) is that the tables are really close together in the front of the house which is where we were seated. I think I would have preferred a booth, but whatever - it didn't matter that much. The food more than made up for it.
We didn't have any starters although after seeing the folks next to us get the prawns, I slightly regretted that decision. Even so, the bread was delightful - I could have eaten several loaves of just that and been happy!
My husband ordered the barramundi w/ spinach & chermoula. I had the bone-in pork tenderloin with cherries and port. I selected the gnocchi as a side while my husband chose the butternut squash despite my telling him I don't like squash and he'd be eating that alone. Boy was I wrong! The squash was amazing. Seriously - A-MAZ-ING. I don't like squash, people, but that squash was SO good. Ok, maybe maple syrup really can make almost anything taste good, but honestly, although the gnocchi was soft, delectable, and excellent, I'd take the squash over the gnocchi in a heartbeat. And did I mention I normally don't like squash? :)
Back to the entrees - my husband's barramundi was exquisite light and flavorful. And my bone-in pork tenderloin, which is brined for 2 days, was so tender, juicy and delicious... the combination of the port and the cherries with the pork was fantastic.
But let's not stop there. Oh no... I wasn't leaving 112 without some butterscotch budino under my belt. I agree with whoever said it's a bit sweet - it certainly is. But once you realize the sea salt on the whipped cream you get the sweet/salty combination and it's a trip to heaven! I told my husband I felt like licking the glass jar it came in. We'll definitely be back!
Next up for us is Restaurant Week choices of D'Amico Kitchen and then Cave Vin. I'm going to have to fast all weekend!