Thursday 10 March
Our neighborhood boîte, La Poste, just changed its name to Harvest, to go with a new (pretty old everywhere else) farm-to-table theme. So we thought we'd take our esteemed lecturer, Joe Greene, and a couple of colleagues there to try it out.
One nice touch of the new spirit was that, unlike the old days, they had some less expensive wines to choose from. Since most of us were eating fish, we went with Pilastri Pecorino “Organic” white from Offida, quite flinty but easy to drink.
Some of the dishes were unchanged, like the appetizer of P.E.I. mussels with white wine, chorizo, roasted tomatoes, arugula, and grilled bread. The beef and pork meatballs with vodka cream sauce, however, were new, and both choices were pretty good.
Our mains were a nice slice of pan-fried Faroe Island salmon on a schmear of cauliflower puree, with roasted brussel sprouts and dots of beet reduction; and some tasty pan-seared diver scallops atop spinach fettuccine, with squash, zucchini, and pancetta gastrique.
The new Harvest is not so different from the old La Poste, but what changes we saw were good ones.