Lunch today at my old favorite at On20. It was Taste of Hartford Summer 2015. Somehow, even though the menu prices are excellent, I feel that I would rather just eat off the regular menu. This year's 2015 menu [$30.15 at On20] was intriguing. There were two of us sharing each course so it looks like a lot of food but the quantity was just right.
We started with Chowder: creamy fennel, pancetta crumble and dill oil then Agnolotti: eggplant caponata, roasted red pepper fondue and pickled garlic crumbs. The chowder was the winner but the agnoletti sauce was super.
Main courses were Tagliatelle pasta: crispy pork belly, pickled onions, English peas and pecorino romano then Grilled Ribeye: smothered summer squash and charred shallots with a side of Glazed Carrots with charred ginger and dry sherry glaze [$$]. The rib eye was the winner but rest of plate not so memorable, the crispy pork belly seemed to overpower the pasta. The carrots were superb.
|Grilled Rib Eye|
For dessert there was Blueberry Crumb Cake with Thyme Ice Cream and Caramel Peach on a pink peppercorn sable and lemon verbena. Thyme ice cream over the 'sand' was the best of all ingredients in both plates.
blognote: There has always been a charge for parking but this time 'covered by waiter'.
bloginfo: Gratuity is added but we didn't receive the meal breakdown until we asked for clarification of the 'added gratuity' on the charge slip.