I had the pleasure of being invited to a friend’s over the top going away party (by over the top I mean the going away party by which all other going away parties will be judged!) Tribeca, in Olmos Park, opened by Jean-François Poujol, previously at Tost Bistro, is a very accessible approach to fine dining. Everything we ate was committed to quality (both in taste and visual impact) and the craft cocktails (and fierce bartenders) kept up the great pace of the evening. I ran into a friend that goes there’s a couple times a week. I recommended it to another friend who’s considering moving into the neighborhood. Afraid that the menu would be too intimidating to his older mom, both were happy to report back a wonderful evening out. Heading out with a posse of kids? No problem! There’s a “kid’s room” where kids can watch movies, play games, and be a kid, while their parent’s enjoy dinner either in the same room or nearby. (Only one door in which makes a great corral.)
I also really appreciate the shout out to the local farmers their locally sourced food comes from including many of our favorites from the farmers market.
Here are some of my favorites from the evening, I can’t wait to come back another time and check out the rest of the menu!
Brussel sprouts 9
- house-made pancetta, pecorino, rosemary vinaigrette and a poached farm egg
Fried Oysters 7
- potato, bacon aioli, sriracha, fennel and apple salad
Crispy Calamari 8
- with fresh pomodoro sauce
Wagyu Beef Burger 8
- 6 oz Strube Ranch wagyu beef, pesto, roasted red pepper and tomato jam, fresh pulled mozzarella
Hand-Cut Truffle Fries 7
- black pepper and pecorino, black truffle oil with bacon aioli
Normally it’s hard for me to decide on a clear favorite…but the award at Tribeca goes to the Brussel sprouts. Crispy leaves scattered the plate. A perfect poached gooey egg oozed over the little cabbage heads. Tribeca perfecta.
P.S. Thanks Alex for making sure I could attend your wonderful party! Let me know when we head back to celebrate your first promotion at your new job! 😉