My family are foodies. And if food is our religion, then Blacktree is our house of worship. So we went there for dinner last night to kick off Thanksgiving weekend!
The bread this time came with bacon butter. Obviously I loved it.
The amuse bouche was cured tuna with some sort of citrusy ginger sauce. It tasted like the dressing on house salads at sushi restaurants, so it paired really well with the tuna.
I was stuck between a few appetizers, but I decided to be adventurous and try the rabbit since I’ve never had it before! The rabbit loin came wrapped in rabbit saddle and bacon and it was served with pork belly, more bacon, radicchio, jicama, white bean puree, and a braised boar ravioli. I’m so glad I ordered this instead of just getting something familiar. It’s so much fun to try new foods!
For my entree I got the fish special, which was a lobster spring roll, prawn, and scallops. But because of my allergy Matteo substituted black cod for the scallops. I was so happy when I saw he did this for me because he makes the best black cod! The dish was also accented with shiitake mushrooms, avocado, carrots, bok choy and lotus root.
We were all so stuffed by this point, but since we can never turn down Matteo’s desserts, we decided to share this plate of mini French toast rounds, goat cheese, blue cheese, Parmesan ice cream, and warm fruits. It was different from what we would usually order (we usually go for sweet and chocolatey desserts), but I liked that we branched out. The combination of tangy cheese with sweet fruits is always amazing.
It was a great meal to stimulate our appetites for rest of the holiday eating that is happening this weekend! Tomorrow we’re having Thanksgiving dinner with our extended family, so our house was filled with the smells of apple cupcakes and stuffing today – it made me so excited for tomorrow!
Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving or not, I hope that you’re all having a wonderful weekend full of family, friends, food, and love!
What is something that your family has in common? Do you have a shared love for food like my family?
Have you ever tried rabbit? What new foods have you tried recently?