Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Tweeting of The Magpie

Another awesome dining experience at The Magpie. What drew us in this time was the sausage of the evening tweet: boar and bourbon. While we had been thinking of an outdoor venue, the lure of wild sausage meat won out.

We, indeed, consumed a delightful feast of small plates. First we toasted our good fortune with an In Fashion - an updated version of an Old Fashioned.

In Fashion

An Amuse Bouche featuring beet followed to whet our palates.

Amuse Bouche

We also ordered a Paso Robles red blend: 2009 Field Recordings Chorus Effect.

The wine turned out to be the perfect pairing for the boar and bourbon sausage. The sausage was served with a rosemary custard (very soft and creamy) and blue cheese. We requested that the blue cheese be omitted since hubby gets ill just looking at the stuff. The chef asked us if we would like manchego, instead. Yes, please! We loved the substitute cheese with the dense and tasty sausage.

Boar and Bourbon Sausage

Along with the boar, we ordered the Fried Hearts of Palm with the Roasted Poblano Pesto. Yes, folks another winner. Both of us raved about the pesto.

Fried Hearts of Palm

The Magpie offered another special on that evening: Rabbit and Bacon Wontons. Yummy, yummy.

Rabbit Wontons

The most fantastic dish was the Popcorn Lobster with Chive Biscuit and Piccata Cream. Wonderful tender lobster chunks, perfectly fried with a creamy caper sauce. Unbelievably delicious. Get this while it is still on the menu!

Popcorn Lobster

For dessert we shared a salted chocolate caramel tart. Satisfying with after-dinner coffee.

Salted Chocolate Caramel Torte

The Magpie continues to bring inventive dishes to the table. Go give them some love.

Magpie Tables

1 comment:

MJ said...

I love the fried hearts of palm and the lobster popcorn...both are so delicious!