OK. It's been a looooooooooooooooooooooooong time. Too long. But I've been busy with other projects, cooking, and well, eating. I'm backlogged with posts for thefoodabides but will certainly get back on my A-game in the coming months.
What inspired me to write again was this:
Kins gets complete credit for finding and turning me on to these. These are the mushroom "chips" at Feast. Parents, if your kids do not like mushrooms, I recommend (force) them to try these. They are perfectly little crispy pillows of battered and fried Crimini, portobello, shiitake mushrooms. These things are utter perfection and the texture will blow you away. The mushrooms lose some of their meatiness and tougher texture and become quite light when deep fried. The batter is salty, flavorful bliss.
The rest of the food had its ups and downs. I ordered the special - red snapper over roasted corn salsa with a white wine butter sauce. The dish was well composed, but the fish was overcooked and tough.
Kins went for a vegetable plate. The haricot vert was in fact, just regular green beans which was pretty disappointing. The highlight of their sides was actually something I would have never ordered - bleu cheese and bacon risotto. This dish was smart and elegantly melded two great flavors. It was smooth creamy and butter and if I could have changed one thing, it would have been to use smaller pieces of bacon. Otherwise the dish was flawless.
I think if I visit Feast again, I will certainly just order the mushrooms and a drink. The food is a little pricey and I've always felt needed a boost in the execution department. But those mushrooms and that risotto... worth coming back for.