After seeing early reviews from HowChow and 2 Dudes, I knew I really, really wanted to try this place.
It was incredibly hard to decide what to eat! I opted out of the three course lunch tasting menu - I'd had a sneak peak at the dessert menu and knew I'd want to save room for the pistachio cheesecake (which, by the way, tasted like thawed, solidified pistachio ice cream. This is a good thing, in case my description left you wondering).
My friend started off with the butternut squash soup. The waiter served it by pouring it around a little pulled pork island in the center of the bowl. Like a hearty orange moat surrounding a juicy piggy castle. The soup was thick and creamy, but not so overly creamy that it forgot its squashy origins.
We both ordered the wild mushroom crepes as our main course. I also ordered a side of crab mac and cheese. Because what person in their right mind would pass up crab and macaroni and cheeeeeeese?
The crepes were much soupier than I expected; I thought it was going to be crispy crepes wrapped around mushrooms, spinach and cheddar cheese served on a plate, but it was presented in a bowl with a brothy mushroom sauce. All in all it was good, though.
Do I even need to tell you that the crab mac and cheese was divine? Nice big lumps of crab meat, a creamy sauce that made its way into all the nooks and crannies of the fusili pasta, and a breadcrumb topping rounded it out with a nice crunch. I'll definitely be ordering that any time I'm in the mood for a bit of comfort food.
Oh my goodness, I just realized I forgot to try the ice cream that came with the strudel.
Guess I'll have to go back.
I'd definitely give Gadsby's another go. I want to take the Sous Chef there for dinner (the dinner menu is even more decadent than the lunch menu!), and Lord knows, there are more desserts to try. I think in some ways it's they're trying to find their niche, but I will happily join them on the journey.
P.S. I have to try the burgers. Every other table at lunch today ordered some sort of sandwich or burger.
P.P.S. If you think this picture looks like it was taken from a distance on some sort of culinary stakeout...you're right. I had to zoom in and quickly snap the shot before the little old ladies who ordered these burgers started to eat.
P.P.P.S Good gracious I just saw on their website that they have a chef's table. WHO WANTS TO GO WITH ME?!