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What I Ate: February 23, 2011 (Haddingtons)

Posted 24 February, 2011 at 3:42pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

We went to Haddingtons for a media event where we sampled several items. We started off with a TLT - smoked tomato, brun-ostoo cheese, lettuce & truffle aioli which I didn't photograph because I ate it standing up. It was delicious and Tina's favorite.

Scotch Eggs pickled quail eggs in sausage.
Haddingtons - Scotch Eggs

Foie Link house made foie sausage with pear relish. The filling was mushier than a weisswurst. Tina didn't like the texture and I felt that it would have been better if it was firmer since the casing was relatively difficult to chew through. Otherwise, I really liked the sausage and thought it was well paired with the relish.
Haddingtons - Foie Link

Grilled Strip center cut strip with foie duxelle.
Haddingtons - Grilled Strip

We missed a few of the earlier charcuterie samplings, so we asked if they could provide the Duck Liver Mousse with Golden Raisins and the Rabbit Rillette with Whiskey Cherries. They ran out, so they provided us a couple toast pots to taste: Duck Liver Mousse and Pork Rillette
Haddingtons - Duck Liver Mousse and Pork Rillette

Since we were there and hungry, we went ahead and ordered dinner starting with their House Pickled Vegetables carrots, green beans, red bell pepper & cauliflower ($4) which was very strongly flavored with cumin. The cauliflower florets were excellent while we didn't enjoy the green beans which didn't seem to take on much of the pickling flavors.
Haddingtons - Pickled Vegetables

We split the Branzino Fillets roasted cauliflower & shallots with a golden raisin whiskey buerre blanc ($25) for dinner. (They even split it for us.) I ended up talking with friends and didn't get to eat my portion until it was cold and yet it was still delicious.
Haddingtons - Branzino Fillets

2 comments to What I Ate: February 23, 2011 (Haddingtons)

Bruce H, March 2nd, 2011 at 6:46 pm:

  • Bravo Michael for another excellent (and appetizing) entry!

EKG Interpretation, September 11th, 2011 at 11:00 am:

  • Wow, I just found your website, and the pictures of the food are incredible. I was trying to decide which one I liked best, and it is a hard choice! I envy that you got to try them all. I live in Chicago, so surely there must be a place here that serves Scotch eggs. When I find the restaurant, I will let you know. -J.C.