Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Smoking Goat is Smokin!

The tiny gem - The Smoking Goat opened up in February 2010 in North Park and I must say this is my new favorite restaurant in San Diego. Chef Frederick Piehl's who is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Paris created a menu that consists of classic bistro style food, in a rustic casual environment. This place is very small which to me makes it extra special. Only seating about 28 people at a time which is perfect if you want to host a private event! Open Tuesday-Sunday and they don't take reservations but you can call 30 minutes before you are coming in and the friendly staff is ready to assist. The menu is small but the choices on the menu are all tempting so good luck deciding what to order. I suggest you go with a few people so you can taste everything. The portions are very large and expect changes to the menu with the seasons. Everything served is organic and so fresh. Here is what we ordered and everything was fabulous!

Panzanella Salad - Italian salad made with crusty bread, local heirloom tomatoes, red onions, basil, champagne vinaigrette, and topped with Burrata Cheese. Burrata cheese is a fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella & cream. This cheese is insane! The outer shell is solid mozzarella while the inside contains both mozzarella & cream. Burrata means "buttered" in Italian and this cheese is like butter. In fact the salad was like butter too!
Jidori Chicken - pan roasted breast with the wing on top of mashed potatoes, blue lake green beans & carrots, smothered with a smoked tomato & corn relish. I rarely order chicken but this is one chicken I will for sure come back for. Delish!
Burger on Brioche with brie cheese & fixings. Served with Duck Fat Truffle Fries. Yeah...I don't really need to say to much about this dish except for IT'S A MUST! Best fries I ever had!
The best dish for last. Macaroni & Cheese - made with Swiss, white Vermont Cheddar & pecorino cheeses.
Once you try The Smoking Goat you will come back for more...that is why The Smoking Goat is Smokin!
3408 30th Street San Diego, CA.

1 comment:

  1. MMMMMM their duck fat truffle fries are my faaave! LET'S GO!!