There's a lot of factors that go into whether or not I like a restaurant. There's even more factors that go into whether or not I love a restaurant. In an ideal world, when I'm looking at a menu, I'm looking for my curiosity to be peaked by innovative combinations of flavors and textures. I want to see chances taken and risks being made. Surprise me. Wow me. Make me feel like I'm learning something new about food, inspiring new ideas for me to apply to my own kitchen. Or if you're not going to give me something new, execute the simple well and show me how good something so simple can be.
|51 Lincoln House-made Charcuterie|
|Pan Seared Watermelon Steak, Eggplant, Cherry Tomato, French Feta, Fresh Parsley|
|Fennel Dusted Pork Tenderloin, Lemon Spaetzle, Pea Tendrils, Apple & Red Pepper Jam|
Moving on to desert, we sampled a variety of 51 Lincoln's frozen custards and sorbets, all of which were refreshing and tasty. In particular I enjoyed the cinnamon sorbet and the chocolate espresso. I also liked the creativity behind the "Where is The Cake Lebowski, Kahlua Cake, Coco Powder, Toasted Coconut" which comes out neatly stacked up next a "special little garnish" of the Dude's face (a Big Lebowski reference). Fun on a plate.
|Where is The Cake Lebowski, Kahlua Cake, Coco Powder, Toasted Coconut|