So I'm at the airport at the mo, waiting for a midnight flight to Seoul. All the shops are closed, so it's the perfect opportunity to blog! Here's a place that I've been raving about ever since I've been:
Delicious deep fried chicken and oysters on english muffins. I'm sold! Hartsyard is so enjoyable that I end up making two trips there in just as many weeks.
You need to get in early for a Friday or Saturday booking, as they are very popular - both times I've only been able to get the nanna dining time slot (6:00pm) this suits fine though during the cold, drizzly winter months.
Hartsyard is run by husband and wife team, Gregory & Naomi, and is an inviting and friendly space from the moment you walk in.
Hartsyard Manhattan - Bacon-infused Jack Daniel's, sweet vermouth, bitters, maple syrup
Don't be alarmed by the bacon, it's actually quite a subtle and smooth flavour
Jamaican Mule - Appleton rum, fresh lime, ginger ale, bitters
This was a refreshing dandelion salad of some sort (doesn't seem to be on the menu anymore)
Hand's down my favourite dish at Hartsyard. The heavenly morsels they call Oyster Po Boys - a must try.
Crispy Pig Tails - buttermilk dressing, pickles, hot sauce
Salmon cooked in a jar - Creme fraiche, sorrel, cornichon
So summery and fresh, would like to recreate! Has anyone poached stuff in a jar at home with success?
Delicious salmon in the jar
Another highlight - Cold fried smoked chicken, with buttermilk biscuit and low country sausage gravy
Seriously good fried chicken. Drool.
Smoked beef short-rib with Sunga's kimchi and bone marrow - I loved the rich smoky flavour of the ribs, and yes, that big hulk of a thing is the bone marrow. I didn't hack into it, but was assured it was completely delicious.
Maine Lobster roll - with lobster mayo, tarragon, kettle chips
Ox tongue dish - I only tried a little square of the tongue as I can't usually stomach the thought of eating tongue. It was really tender and flavoursome.
Deep fried cheesecake - yuzu, popcorn ice cream, blueberry and honeycomb
Peanut butter and banana sundae - pretzel ice cream, banana doughnut, salted fudge
Desserts were decadent and amazing. I preferred the cheesecake, but that sundae is pretty glorious too.
This post just made me hungry :/