Thursday, December 7, 2017

Alive, The year in eats

"The Keep is a keeper. Hopefully, so is its opening chef: Jonathan Olson, a veteran of several Ritz Carlton restaurant kitchens. Olson’s interesting menu bounces around France, touches down in Mediterranean lands, cruises through Asia and spends a lot of time near the ocean. Here, you’ll find Melted Eggplant, which turns out to be a texturally pleasant take on baba ganoush with minor accents from baba’s Italian cousin, caponata. The Halibut Ceviche gets Thai-twisted with lime, coconut milk and jalapeno. For a really dramatic fish dish, pick the Bronzini. Fried and presented whole and posed as if it were still swimming, it offers crispy skin and flaky, snow-white meat — all lashed with a mild XO-style sauce and sided with a tangy, gingery squash-and-cabbage salad. Meat-eaters will enjoy the succulent Guajillo Pork Cheeks; veg-heads should seek the Lentils & Legumes with smoked mushrooms, mint, labneh and a broth-like “tamarind vinaigrette.”

Protip: This buzzy, vintage-meets-contemporary restaurant is inside the stunning LeVeque Tower, so budget in sightseeing time."

Alive | Full article here
December 6th, 2017
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