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

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

REPUBLIC at the Linden

Birthday dinner hosted by a good friend. Food just as good but service a bit amok. Our server had upstairs and downstairs duty so was a bit slow on getting things right to the degree of my last here.

Shared the Burrata and Fig app [$12] which was delicious.

Then the Hangover Burger which had more chorizo than beef so it was a bit more spicy than expected. The avocado [spread] and fried egg led it on to a full tasty experience. My hostess had the Kale Caesar Salad [$7] with white anchovy on request [yes!] and added the Toad in a Hole [now $10]. Never had a toad but my proffered piece was delish...(brioche bread, fontina, truffle oil & egg yolk).

Dessert was the super good and gooey Baked Alaska and then two scoops of ice cream with a candle because someone leaked that it was my birthday celebration and the staff gave a rousing birthday song...

August 19, 20016
Had a super introduction to the Republic at the Linden in Hartford last night after Creative Cocktail Hour at Real Art Ways.

Started with a half dozen Rhode Island Matunuck Oysters [$2.98 each] very fresh and beautifully presented. The constant for  the evening was the presentation which fit in so well with the decor of this amazing site.

Then on to three apps: Beet and Quinoa Salad [$8] which was enlivened with some great garden arugula; Burrata and Figs [$12] the smoothest burrata yet and for the killer a side of the very best Brussel Sprouts and Bacon [$9] in the City of Hartford. To keep it going down I had a glass [or two] of Sea Glass Sauvignon Blanc [$8].

Skipped dessert. That slab of chocolate cake for two [$14] could feed a table of four. We did have coffee [$2.75], however they could do a much better job of that.

Fickle as I am, I will definitely be back as the menu has so many [too many] items that I have to have.

blognote: Justin, our server, was seriously competent but so amiable that we felt like family. I love Hartford!!!

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