Saturday, November 02, 2013

More lupinity...

Wolf, Gemmill Lane

This was suppose to be just a quick stop for desserts after an unsatisfying meal at Truffle Gourmet. More of that later....maybe. So they were filled to the brim and we ended up sitting at the bar.

Since we had room for more food and didn't mind pushing back the memories of the mediocre food we had just a while ago, here's more stuff which we ended up with. 

Wolf, Gemmill Lane

This sharp knife was a mystery at the beginning. Later we realised that it was for the fennel. Three little pigs danced atop.

Wolf, potato skins
potato skins 
house-cured smoked bacon, crème fraîche

We thought that their potato skins with crème fraîche was quite nicely done and not over the top. Just that crème fraîche, bacon and I think we detected some cheese. Toasted cheese which added a little chewiness and aroma.

Wolf, charred fennel
charred fennel
house-made goat’s milk ricotta, 
black olive oil, pine nut

Their charred fennel looked boiled rather than grilled. But the fennel did have a very distinctive and clean char aroma, pairing off nicely with the richness from the goat's ricotta. Liked.

Wolf, braised savoy salad
braised savoy cabbage....again!

Nothing further needs to be said on this.

Wolf, chicken hearts and liver salad
chicken hearts & liver salad 
parsley, radish, roasted garlic dressing

If I had any gripes about the food - I only wished for larger portions. This was a pretty dime we paid for a small salad with offal, but it was good. 

Wolf, chocolate beetroot cake
chocolate beetroot cake
goat’s cheese frosting

I thought the combination here was rather unusual. There was some strength from the bittersweet chocolate without creamy richness. In replacement, was that faint beetroot taste which surprised me by getting through all the chocolate. The cake was rather dense, dry-ish, offset by the goat's cheese frosting. Great that it didn't taste as sweet as it looked.

Wolf, Gemmill banoffee tart
Banoffee tart

This was also quite good. It came recommended and tasted better than I imagined. Light airy cream on top of fresh bananas and caramel in a dense, buttery and crumbly base.

Wolf, Gemmill Lane

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