an egg is an egg...meditating at the Museo Miró in Barcelona

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Firebox Restaurant

Another successful after CCH@RAW, we headed for Firebox, a favorite of ours for late night eating. Again a dozen Oysters [$36] to split. Same goodness, freshness and terrific mignonette. Wanted to pare down our eating for a day or two we decided to split a salad and an entrée. What a good suggestion that was! The Caprese Salad [$14] was the freshest 'farm to table' yet and the homemade mozzarella was divine. Had never seen the entrée labeled The Plate [$24] but settled on this. This season it is spicy tempura Cauliflower, Lentil & Quinoa “fried rice”, charred Carrots, Marcona almonds and kimchi aioli. What an amazing plate of food. Sharing both the salad and the 'plate' gave us just the right amount of food and the best combination of flavors. Could not pick the favorite item offered as each was perfect.

bloginfo: we ate outside but there can be noise interference from passers-by

April 21, 2016
After a rousing Creative Cocktail Hour at RAW, we headed off to Firebox to find a little something to eat. Well that ended up well!

Started with a dozen #3 Nantucket Oysters [$36] which were superb. I always forget how much I love oysters until something like this happens. Then we split a Kale Salad [$12] olive, bread crumb, red onion, feta vinaigrette, parmesan. Shall I go on? Then a small plate order of Grilled Asparagus [$12] covered with crumbled duck confit and a poached duck egg. Also [yes, the beat goes on] there was another small plate order of Roasted Brussel Sprouts [$8] with apple, bacon, malt vinegar, garlic aioli. And for dessert a Butternut Squash Bread Pudding [$9] pear-ginger compote, chocolate, espresso whipped cream, pistachio.

Two glasses of Sancerre [$13 per] and a coffee ended a wonderful meal that had us there until closing. I love Hartford!

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