Each Friday afternoon, this list will track five of the best things Heavy Table’s writers, editors, and photographers have recently bitten or sipped. Have a suggestion for the Hot Five? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chicken Liver Tart at Heyday is just incredible. Beautifully rich mousse inside a dainty little pie shell, topped with a forest of greenery, none of which I recognized by name, that delivers a prickly textural contrast as well as a fresh overtone that pierces the sweet meatiness of the mousse. I’ll have one of those and a glass of pinot noir for the classiest nightcap Lyn-Lake has to offer. [Debuting on the Hot Five]
Who needs beans, plantains and all that other filler? Slow roasted pork, ham, mustard, refrigerator pickles and a spicy aioli make for a powerful, two-fisted meat talisman to protect against the wintry onslaught. [Last Week on the Hot Five: #2]
Borough’s perfectly cooked pork belly atop a celery root pancake is an architectural plate worth not sharing. In a classic combination, apple butter complements the pork in a modern and contrasting manner with hazelnuts rounding out the flavor. Pair with a bottled cocktail – we suggest the Fernet Me Not with spicy sarsaparilla. [Debuting on the Hot Five]