Amy and I went out to our first nice dinner out in a long while tonight, to a restaraunt called “Feast” here in Houston.
“Rustic European Fare”, and it’s pretty much one of those “nose to tail” places that will serve you all parts of the pig.
I started out with the Black Pudding for an appetizer. A fried egg, on top of three small slices of black pudding, on top of some peas. Amy had the Pork Cheek and Dandelion Green salad and the Pigs Feet w/Bacon, which was rolled in mustard and topped with breadcrumbs.
For entrees, she had the Pork Confit Tart with duchess potatoes.
I had the “Haggis, Taters, and Neeps”:
Haggis really does get a bad reputation for no reason; this was the first time I’d ever had it and it tasted like .. meatloaf. It may be meatloaf made from questionable bits, but it tasted like meatloaf to me, and was great. The potatoes were good with a TON of butter, and the turnips were amazingly edible.
The entire dinner was excellent, and we were too full to have dessert. Portions were so big that we both ended up bringing home around half our entrees to eat tomorrow.
Why do people rag on haggis so much?
Note: I did not give it the proper “Address to a Haggis“, but I did wave the web page at it via my iPhone.