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Complimentary blinis (usually $18).
Crispy egg, cipollini onion soubise, smoked salmon, caviar ($18).
Golden crunch on the outside! Yolky surprise on the inside! Complex. Exquisite. Inspired.
Wild mushroom cappuccino ($10).
Foie gras, haricot verts, toasted walnut, black truffle vinaigrette ($14).
You know green beans are really really really good when they make you forget that you have a big slab of foie gras on top of them. Cool and crisp. If you like crunch, you'll love this. Big contrast between the fresh green beans and walnuts and the silky foie gras.
Caviar pizza, crème fraiche, chives, capers, red onion ($26).
This is no ordinary pizza. It is a fancy-schmancy flatbread smothered with expensive stuff and served cold. You'll savor every last interesting bite of it.
Truffle burger, caramelized onion, truffle cheese ($22).
We wanted something without caviar in it, so we opted for some good ol' hearty beef. The burger is usually served on brioche, but the kitchen was out of brioche, so our burger was served on focaccia instead. Still awesome. This is probably a safe bet if you're dining with anybody who has a less adventurous palate.
Vanilla panna cotta, exotic fruit marmalade, pop rocks ($10).
Snap, crackle, pop! So fun! Fine dining needs more levity. Throwing pop rocks into a creamy and slightly tart dessert? Mad genius. We giggled a lot as we ate this. Pop rocks are surprisingly loud!
Pistachio creme brulee, macerated strawberries, hibiscus ($10).
I have a passion for pistachio, so it is no surprise that this sweet ending pleased me greatly. Like I-want-to-lick-the-glass greatly.
Petrossian kicked ass. I look forward to returning to try more of the menu, even without a Blackboard Eats discount.