I love a good meal… Especially when someone else is cooking it!
Now don’t get me wrong, I know what I’m doing when I’m in the kitchen, I just don’t have the 11 herbs & spices it takes to make anything gourmet so I leave that to the professionals!
So this past weekend when my friends at The Guild invited me to dine with them, I turned off the boiling water I was prepping for my KD and jumped in the car!
The Guild’s vibe is the perfect blend of a hip midtown Manhattan restaurant mixed with a old fashioned meatery that knows what it’s doing.
It’s the perfect place for a cozy date night, or a social affair with a group of friends.
Their new menu… A crowd pleaser that’s sure to impress your boxed pizza friends and your snobby food critic ones as well.
Here’s what I ate that gets the FAB tummy thumbs up of approval.
Ukrainian-style Deviled Eggs $13
Beet cured, smoked sour cream & chives.
If I were ever to be stranded on a deserted island and left with only one food item, these deviled eggs would be up for strong consideration!
Dry-aged Bone-in-Meatballs $15
Organic meatballs with beef glaze, smoked blue cheese and toasted walnuts
I was freaked when I heard ‘bone-in’, but the bone is just a giant tooth-pick that’ll help you pop these deliciously unique meatballs down your hatch quicker!
Roasted Beet Salad $16
Mixed beet, goat cheese espuma, feta, toasted omega seeds, pine nuts, sherry dressing.
What exactly is goat cheese espuma I’ll never know, but what it reminded me of is a mousse. A creamy goat cheese mousse base with an array of colorful beets piled atop.
Now after splitting these 3 items, I was more than pleasantly full and probably should have stopped… BUT my eyes caught a glance at the Maple-glazed Brisket ($29) in the mains and I just couldn’t resist!
And I’m glad I went for it!
10 ounce house-smoked Beretta Farms brisket, braised black barley, prairie corn, Saskatoon berries and pickled leeks.
After eating half of this I wanted to tap dance around the entire restaurant doing twirls… It was that good!
So good in fact, I’ll be asking Santa for The Guild gift cards loaded with maple-glazed brisket money this season!
Thanks Guild for sharing your new holiday menu with me!
You are absolutely delicious!
Mr. Fab -glazed brisket