Great hunger + great wine + great conversation with friends (and spouse!) = brain freeze for food details. Oops!
I can tell you these things:
1. The Fat Hen does a wonderful business on Saturday nights.
2. The Fat Hen is one of our faves for casual yet excellent and reliable.
3. The Fat Hen makes us happy.
4. Richard’s entree (“The Rib”) was a Fred Flintstone-sized beef rib that smelled insane (as in insanely good). According to the online menu, “The Rib” consists of 16 ounces of pecan-smoked, BBQ grilled bone-in short rib served with french fries. Richard said that it was one of the finest pieces of meat he has had the pleasure of eating (and coming from a carnivore like him, that is a powerful statement). The meat was so tender and moist that it came apart on its own with no need for a knife or fork whatsoever. The taste was simply beyone compare and I don’t think Richard will ever be able to order any other entree at Fat Hen ever again.
5. Richard’s dessert (berry sorbet) looked beautiful, was very refreshing, and tasted excellent, per the man himself.
6. My entree was delicious and I ate every bite.
7. My dessert was delicious and I ate every bite.
Here’s what I can’t tell you:
1. What my entree was, exactly. It was the housemade pasta of the day (so no online menu help for me!). I do know it included rigatoni and was perfectly seasoned.
2. What my dessert was, exactly. It was the dessert of the day (so no online menu help for me, once again)! I do know it was bread pudding, it included pears and nuts, and it was topped with ice cream.
Here’s what I learned:
1. Fat Hen is fantastic, as always
2. When combining great hunger + great wine + great conversation, order off the regular menu if you have any hopes of writing a food blog review. Otherwise, the ol’ memory fails you and your detailed, descriptive restaurant review is toast!