RiverMarket Bar And Kitchen: Quail

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This review is a first for me, as it is the first time I have ever reviewed or eaten Quail, so quite honesty I was very excited and a bit apprehensive to try it. How’d it turn out? Really good.

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This is a Black Dirt bourbon glazed Cavendish Farms quail, laid out on creamy wild hive polenta and accompanied by caramelized brussels sprouts.

Starting with the polenta, it was thick and creamy, with a hint of sweetness; I have to say I really enjoyed it. To an extent, it reminded me of oatmeal, and I know that may sound weird to you if you know polenta, but I don’t mean it negatively. I’m not saying it is the same as oatmeal, in truth oatmeal is thicker and heavier, but in terms of some base texture elements, this polenta reminded me of this common breakfast dish.

The brussels sprouts were good too, but the star of this meal is obviously the bird, and don’t you know that the bird is the word? (I’m so sorry).

Underneath a slightly rough texture is a tender and moist meat, similar to chicken, though distinct enough to tell the difference, particularly in its sweetness, and was charred ever so slightly for added flavor.

RiverMarket Bar And Kitchen in Tarrytown, New York, is a great restaurant that serves up some pretty good food, and I am looking forward to trying even more of their menu soon.

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RiverMarket Bar And Kitchen: Lamb Sliders

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This review is the first of two of the food at RiverMarket Bar And Kitchen in Tarrytown, New York, and a tasty one at that; ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to their Lamb Sliders.

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Served on a soft brioche bun, these patties (Sir William Farm Hudson Valley lamb) were comprised of some of the most tender and sweet lamb meat I have ever had. Along with a small amount of lettuce for an added cool crunch, was a juicy tomato and some nice house-made focaccia, accentuated by a delicious spring onion pesto, and mint yogurt sauce.

There is not much size to either slider, but that is perfectly acceptable for an appetizer, allowing me to leave room for my main course, while leaving me wanting more of this delicious dish.

This is truly a great appetizer and I look forward to having it again in the near future.