蒲公英Philadelphia Restaurant Review
For appetizers, my dad got the Deviled Eggs ($8). He had dined here before and when I requested we go, the first thing he said was a declaration he’d be getting those delicious deviled eggs. The hardboiled yolks were mixed with curry, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
When possible I try to go the lighter route in regards to appetizers (i.e. something that won’t stick to the confines of my stomach), so I opted for the Bacon Wrapped Pork Terrine ($14), truly not vegetarian friendly. If you’re lacking knowledge on terrine, it’s basically a pâté made in a pottery container, in French called a terrine, and is usually served cold or at room temperature. This came with cornichons and whole grain mustard. My mom split this with me as it was a rather large serving. I don’t think I’d want to eat a pork pâté all the time, but it really did hit the spot that night.
Although the Tandoori Chicken, Lamb Shepherd’s Pie, and Bangers & Mash all sorely tempted me, I ordered the Tikka Masala Mussels ($19) for Belgium. Belgium, you ask? Well, when I was there in 2010, mussels were everywhere (literally, it’s one of that country’s most popular dishes although in French they’re called moules). But not being an avid fan of seafood (I know, how can I call myself a foodie?), I never ordered them even though one night when dining in Bruge’s Markt area, the smell of the mussels wafting over from the lady next to us nearly drove me to culinary temptation. But I figured I’m in my 30s now, time to man up. And I did. I have now had mussels. I truly think whether or not the mussels are good depends on the sauce and of course you can’t go wrong with a Tikka Masala sauce. The mussels were accompanied by a grilled baguette.
她的主菜,我妈妈命令Branzino(28美元),ironically the same fish she ordered the last time we dined at a Stephen Starr restaurant together (for that review, click here). This came with an eggplant purée, fennel and roasted tomato salad, herbed farro, and caper salt.
For dessert, because there was no way I was not going to get it, my mom and I split the Bakewell Tart which came with plum jam, almond, and burnt sugar ice cream. This was scrumptious, to say the least.