Braddock’s Pittsburgh New Year’s Eve Menu 2017: Worth the Splurge?

Braddock's Pittsburgh New Year's Eve Menu 2017 : Braddock's Templeton Old Fashioned

cheap female cialis in usa This is the second year we’ve had the pleasure of taste-testing Braddock’s Pittsburgh New Year’s Eve menu. From the start to decadent finish, the prix fixe menu was filled with creative culinary endeavors and classics. But what about the plating? Always a sucker for good plating, it didn’t disappoint, either. Here’s our take on five tasty courses that rang in 2018.

Braddock's Pittsburgh New Year's Eve Menu 2017
Braddock’s Pittsburgh New Year’s Eve Menu 2017. Photo Credit: Steven Locke

dove acquistare viagra generico 50 mg a Roma Mr. Locke and I are happy to call Braddock’s one of our go-to restaurants when we head into Pittsburgh proper. The reason? We’ve never, ever been disappointed in a meal. And, while its everyday menu leans on classic side, when it comes to holiday dining the creativity really flows.

Braddock's Pittsburgh New Year's Eve Menu 2017 First Course: Lobster Cream Soup
Braddock’s Pittsburgh New Year’s Eve Menu 2017: First Course Lobster Cream Soup. Photo Credit: Steven Locke

First Course:  Lobster Cream Soup

http://cinziamazzamakeup.com/?x=viagra-generico-100-mg-prezzo-piu-basso-a-Milano This year’s menu had a classic soup course with a kick: Lobster Cream topped with a crispy prawn. As a gal that was born in Eastern Canada where lobster is very prevalent, I’ve had plenty to sample. But this soup was more than just a classic cream soup. The crispy prawn had an oily fried flavor that you don’t expect to have  – and Mr. Locke was super impressed with the fun spin.

Braddock's Pittsburgh New Year's Eve Menu 2017 Second Course: Salad Nicoise
Braddock’s Pittsburgh New Year’s Eve Menu 2017 Second Course: Salad Nicoise. Photo Credit: Steven Locke

Second Course: Salad Nicoise

http://maientertainmentlaw.com/?search=vardenafil-is-used-for I enjoy a good Cobb Salad and, if you’re not familiar with a Salad Nicoise, think of it as the French version. All the ingredients are beautifully arrange on the plate. Instead of chicken, bacon, and avocado, there’s green beans, tuna, and potatoes. Braddock’s version had Boston bibb, haricot verts, redskin potatoes, olives, cage free eggs, and tuna. A shallot mustard vinaigrette was the proverbial icing on the top. The tuna? Perfectly seared. If given the choice between the soup or the salad as a standout meal opener, I have to go with the Salad Nicoise.

Braddock's Pittsburgh New Year's Eve Menu 2017 Pan Seared Foie Gras
Braddock’s Pittsburgh New Year’s Eve Menu 2017 Pan Seared Foie Gras. Photo Credit: Steven Locke

Appetizer

click This NYE, Braddock’s offered a choice of three apps:

http://maientertainmentlaw.com/?search=viagra-prices – Moules Marinieres: fresh Maine mussels
– Pan Seared Foie Gras: spiced citrus puree, watercress
– Braddock’s Local Charcuterie Board: Parama cured meats, Pennsylvania cave-aged cheese

see url Taking the divide-and-conquer approach, Mr. Locke and I both agreed to choose a different plate for each of the last three courses. My choice was the charcuterie and, man, am I happy I picked it. A personal size charcuterie filled with cured meats, creamy cheeses, and nuts with a spicy kick, the three textures made for a really good appetizer course.

http://acrossaday.com/?search=get-free-levitra Mr. Locke chose the foie gras. He found it to be flavorful and smooth. The citrus puree gave a nice, mild compliment and the watercress a distinctive crunch.

Braddock's Pittsburgh New Year's Eve Menu 2017 Filet
Braddock’s Pittsburgh New Year’s Eve Menu 2017 Fourth Course: Dry Aged Filet of Beef. Photo Credit: Steven Locke

Entree

Again, three choices were offered:

– Dry Aged Filet of Beef: cremini mushroom puree, bone marrow lyonnaise, red win jus
– Pan Roasted Halibut Fillet: herb crusted, salt-baked golden beet root, roasted cauliflower mash, potato crisp
– Homemade Tagliatelle: Serenity Hill Farms lamb, swiss chard, roasted garlic, ricotta salata

Braddock's Pittsburgh New Year's Eve Menu 2017 Fourth Course: Homemade Tagliatelle.
Braddock’s Pittsburgh New Year’s Eve Menu 2017 Fourth Course: Homemade Tagliatelle. Photo Credit: Steven Locke

I was looking for something truly hearty for the main course and found it in this filet. Compliments of it being dry aged, the texture was just lovely. I’m a bit of a kook when it comes to how I like my red meat cooked: medium well, thank you. Yes, I know medium rare is what is recommended but I like what I like. And I really liked this one. Bone marrow has been super trendy the past couple of years as well.

Mr. Locke had to go for tagliatelle for his entree. The lamb was very rich and perfectly seasoned. As for the tagliatelle, cooked perfectly. The bitterness of the greens offset the lamb very well and the ricotta only added to the dish’s richness.

Braddock's Pittsburgh New Year's Eve 2017 Menu Fifth Course: Chocolate Panna Cotta.
Braddock’s Brasserie New Year’s Eve Menu Fifth Course: Chocolate Panna Cotta. Photo Credit: Steven Locke

Fifth Course: Dessert

How sweet it was! Two choices for the final:

– Madagascan Vanilla Cheesecake with blueberry compote
– Chocolate Panna Cotta with port glazed amarena cherries

Happily, we ordered one of each and split the dishes. Given the two selections, there was no way I wouldn’t have tried a bite or two of each one.

Braddock's Pittsburgh New Year's Eve Menu 2017 Fifth Course: Madagascan Vanilla Cheesecake with blueberry compote.
Braddock’s Pittsburgh New Year’s Eve Menu 2017 Fifth Course: Madagascan Vanilla Cheesecake with blueberry compote. Photo Credit: Steven Locke

Here’s the thing about a good dessert: it doesn’t have to be massive to be filling. So let’s talk cheesecake for a second. The Madagascan vanilla was prevalent in the dish and the blueberry compote was both sweet and just a bit tart.

As for the panna cotta, I’ve had the pleasure of trying several styles, and Braddock’s is right there at the top. Perfectly smooth and decadent, the amarena cherries gave some tang and tartness to cut through the chocolaty sweetness. One word: amazing.

So, Braddock’s has crushed it two New Year’s Eves in a row. What’s next for the restaurant? A new daily menu and I can only guess it will be worth another visit.

Braddock's Pittsburgh New Year's Eve Menu 2017 and a templeton Old Fashioned with bourbon soaked cherries.

In a Nutshell

So, the question to be answered is this: was Braddock’s prix fixe menu worth the $75 per person? Absolutely. Given the five delicious courses, lovely atmosphere, and gracious staff, there’s no wonder why we’ve made a beeline for it two years in a row.

viagra buy now Disclosure: Mr. Locke and I were graciously hosted by the folks at Braddock’s to give you fine folks the scoop on its  New Year’s Eve menu. All opinions are my own!

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