Monday, May 30

Weekend Review: Hatfield's

"Croque Madame": Yellowtail, Prosciutto, Quail Egg, Grilled Brioche

I've had Hatfield's on my radar for over a year now, ever since the accolades for "Best New Restaurant" from every esteemed publication came out in 2010. The restaurant is a partnership between head chef, Quinn Hatfield and his wife/head pastry chef, Karen Hatfield. They offer a reasonable four-course prix fixe (which I had) and a small list of entrees and appetizers a la carte (which my boyfriend had). Everything was amazing: their technique, the service, the cocktails, and of course, the food. The decor is great too, featuring a huge open kitchen in the middle of the main dining room. My two favorite dishes were the "Croque Madame" (their signature dish) and the Pan Roasted Duck Breast off the prix fixe.

Charred Octopus Salad, Cannelini Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Watercress Vinaigrette
Pan Roasted Duck Breast, Endive, Cherries, Celery Root Puree
Wagyu Flat Iron Steak & Beef Short Rib, Creamy Chard, Crispy Onions
Sugar & Spice Beignets, Chocolate Fondue, Mexican Chocolate Milkshake