Feast Your Eyes On This

Our anniversary meal this year was decided upon by one single factor: The Logo.  (Ok, well not exactly, but it’s what originally caught our eye.)  Feast is right in our neighborhood and we regularly pass the intriguing sign.  We quickly did a google search and then our fate was sealed.  Feast is by their own description: Rustic European Fare.  But it is so much more, particularly if you have an adventurous palate.  This is not your standard Fish and Chips establishment, but one that has decided to embrace Michal Pollan’s thoughts on the conscience consumption of food.  All of their meat is locally sourced and the back of the menu tells you the exact farms from which the animals were acquired.  The two English chef’s then regularly use the parts some might otherwise discard.  The menu includes livers, hearts, necks, brains, cheeks and other fare.  Take a closer look here.  But not to worry, not everything is so bold.  There is plenty of fish, chicken, and sausage to please the less intrepid patron.

But as soon as The Hubs and I saw Fish Pie on the menu, we knew he couldn’t not try it.  We practically had a religious experience with some Fish Pie at this restaurant in Chilham, England.  And I was really in the mood for some more Gulf of Mexico fish; this time, it was Blue Runner on my plate.  The atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable and we were encouraged to linger and enjoy our meals.  Our server was fantastic and made great recommendations, especially the dessert: Sticky Toffee Pudding.  An English style pudding with dates, thick syrup, and chocolate perfectly pared with the densest unsweetened cream I’ve ever had.  Or, as we refer to it — heaven on a plate.  Feast is by far in our top restaurants of all time.

But you don’t have to just take my word for it.  You can watch a great piece by Frank Bruni, New York Times restaurant critic, raving about Feast.

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