Clock Shadow Creamery cheese curds, and hickory veloute (the sauce). The caramelized onions were sweet and buttery on top of perfectly crisped and salted fries. I’ve heard cheese curds are just a Wisconsin thing, but if you haven’t had Clock Shadow’s you are missing out!
The gnudi are little pillowy dumplings similar gnocchi. That weirdly textured mushroom you see are morels. I’ve heard a lot about them, but this was my first actual encounter! They had an intense, nutty flavor, and were totally different than any mushrooms I’ve tried in the past. But seriously delicious if you can get past the honeycombish texture. The edible flowers you see are the everlasting pea! They add beautiful color to the dish. Throw it all together with some asparagus and a delicious and robustly flavored sauce that tasted more complex with every bite.
I think I meant it was the matcha mousse cake. A black sesame cake, matcha mousse, white sesame mousse, blackberry/black garlic sauce, and lemon cardamom ice cream (Purple Door, of course.) A mix of sweet, savory, and peppery flavors created one remarkable slice of cake. I personally do not have a huge sweet tooth, so I can appreciate the uniqueness/subtle sweetness that comes with the flavors added to this dessert! I cannot say that I’ve ever had black cake before, but the black sesame was especially noteworthy. Add a dollop of lemon cardamom ice cream to your forkful and you know you won’t regret it!
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