For a cocktail, I ordered Prosecco. Prosecco seems to be my go to cocktail of choice lately. I think it's a perfect drink for a hot August day. Plus: BUBBLES.
Let me take this opportunity to talk about the service at Silly Goose. Everyone that I've dealt with, from chefs to waiters, has been incredibly pleasant and helpful. The gentleman who took care of us did everything with a smile on his face, and that type of service just makes the overall experience better for the guests.
Since it was restaurant week, we decided to go with the three course $30 option. I see this as a great opportunity for chefs to put their best foot forward, so why not taste what they are trying to showcase? Our first course was a tomato salad on garlic toast with herbs and balsamic vinegar. It was a nice take on a fresh bruschetta and an all-time summer classic. They really let the tomatoes shine through in this dish. The toast was delicious with just the right crisp-to-soft ratio. Plus, I think the Silly Goose has the market cornered on balsamic vinegar. They have the best stuff, hands down.
For the main course there were two options, one meat and one vegetarian. I went for the chicken dish, which is on the menu normally as The Hustler (a dish that I get quite frequently). The Hustler contains Greek yogurt-marinated chicken skewers, red lentils, kale and feta. The chicken was super tender and had a slight, almost imperceptible, tang from the yogurt. I love red lentils, and they were my favorite thing about this dish. They were well seasoned, a tad bit spicy, and well cooked so that every little bit was nice and soft.
The dessert might've been my favorite part of this particular meal! It was a plate of fresh peaches, stewed rhubarb, mascarpone and oats. So simple, but oh so good. This also might've been my first time eating rhubarb, ever. I don't think we had any opportunity to eat it up north. It was sweet, tangy and sour all at the same time. I guess I really like rhubarb! Who knew? Honestly, the mascarpone was my favorite part and it went perfectly with the sweet peaches.
I still love Silly Goose just as much as I did when I first "reviewed" it. If you haven't tried it yet, you're missing out!