Thursday, February 4, 2010

Restaurant Week Lunch: Craftbar

January 27th 2010

2nd Course: Veal Ricotta Meatballs

Supposedly a "signature dish" at craftbar, I found this entree to be a big let down. The meatballs weren't tender, barely passing my "fork" test* and were bland & salty. The marinara sauce was similar- if not the same as the sauce used with the Risotto Balls, only here it's subtlety reflected the dishes lack of flavor. The only redeeming component of the dish was the crusty bread served alongside it.

*The meatball fork test is simple. A good meatball requires no knife. You should be able to deftly cut into a meatball with one hand and one fork- to use a food analogy it should cut like a hot knife on butter!

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