Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Food Porn Friday (Early!) - Colicchio & Sons

I know it's not Friday, but I enjoyed just looking at the pictures for this post, so I figured I'd just post it now.

Anyway, I don't like it when friends move away. While I am very excited for my friend, E, who is moving to Washington, DC, I will miss our afternoon outings. We had our own private goodbye lunch, and she indulged me by agreeing to go to Colicchio & Sons. Yes, y'all that Colicchio.

Congratulations on the Emmy, Tom!

I had heard that he'd opened a somewhat newer restaurant (Colicchio & Sons was formerly CraftSteak) and wanted to see how it would stack up to his other restaurants like Craft & CraftBar. Sam Sifton of the New York Times liked it, so would we?

Lunch at C & Sons is a three course pre-fixe and offered in the front tap room (the main dining room is in the back). I like the space.



To start, I had the:

Romaine with Anchovy Vinaigrette Parmesan & Fried Egg
I loved that this was extremely savory and light all at the same time. I'm beginning to like anchovies.

E had:

Watermelon with Cucumber, Arugula, Mint & Jalepeno-Lime Vinaigrette
Perfectly refreshing for the heat wave we were having that week.


For my my main dish, I had:

Pan-Seared Skate Wing with Zucchini-Potato Pancake and Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette
I was thoroughly in love with the refreshing lemon vinaigrette, and the skate wing was cooked perfectly. I liked its crispy skin. The biggest surprised were the fresh herbs (thyme and chives, I think, please correct me). I would love to make preserved lemon vinaigrette. I have some preserved lemon at home that I'd like to finish off. Anyone know a good recipe source for something like this?

E had:
BLT with Pork Belly, Romaine, Heirloom Tomato & Lemon Aoli
THIS is a sandwich. It was huge, but E said it was quite good.

Finally, the most important course...dessert!

For me:
Peach Tatin with Cream Cheese Ice Cream
Loved this!! I knew that peaches would be out of season soon, so it was important to have this now. SOOO good.


E had the:
Raspberry Shortcake Lemon Creme & Thyme Sorbet

Overall a great meal! I would definitely go back to Colicchio & Sons.

If any of you DC area folks have any restaurant recs for E, please definitely let me know in the comments.

I'll miss you, E!

5 comments:

Layla said...

Oh......you had me at thyme sorbet!

What is skate wing?

Try Anything Once Terri said...

@Layla - It's a type of white fish. I should have tried the thyme sorbet!

Katie said...

Wow - the restaurant is SO gorgeous! I'm drooling at the thought of your salad w/fried egg...that sounds delightful.

D. Marie said...

omg i LOVE Top Chef and Colicchio!! I didnt know what skate wing was either...but wow thats fish...it looks amazing! Great photos!

D. Marie said...

PS...sorry your friend is moving...hope you stay in touch.

 

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