We spent some time researching this restaurant online. When we arrived and were quickly seated, we noticed that the menu did not quite match the menu we scouted out on-line. While the new menu was not a problem, it did cause us to stop and re-evaluate what was being offered that evening. We enjoyed the low pressure atmosphere and being able to keep our menus to order each course as we felt our impulses change.
We started with the amuse-bouche that was sent to the table, and is pictured below. The duck craklin with honey and chili got things rolling in a good way. The alphageek could have used more spiciness, as usual, but the duck was still great.
|amuse-bouche, duck cracklin with honey and chili (click to enlarge)|
We then decided to try some olive oil poached wahooo, pictured below. This fish was served with salsify, orange, trout roe, and boiled peanuts. You will notice that the dish does not have any boiled peanuts. The peanuts were somehow left off our dish, but that did not detract from the great taste. The roe added little bursts of flavor that really set off the taste buds. Mrs. alphageek asked about the missing peanuts and our kind server brought us some since they had been left out. We tried them with the dish and can report the peanuts made a great dish even better.
|Olive oil poached Wahooo (click to enlarge)|
|Sunchoke Fennel Salad (click to enlarge)|
|Farro Strozzapreti (click to enlarge)|
|Sweet Potato Pierogi (click to enlarge)|
We had a great meal, and can say the Staunton Grocery is worthy of a restaurant that deserves some hype. Stop by and give it a try, or leave some feedback and share your experience.
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