Crop is in a really neat building in Ohio City. Chef Steve Schimoler is a very personable guy and told us the history of the old bank building and how he restored it to its current glory.
Check out the website for pictures that do the food and drinks justice but here is how my iPhone captured last night's eating extravaganza:
Upper Right: Twisted Vine (Watershed Vodka, Muddled Grapes, St. Germaine, Sauvignon Blanc)
Lower Right: Gin-Ginger Gimlet (Watershed Gin, Domaine de Canton, House Ginger-Lime Cordial)
Chili infused deviled egg dipped in beet juice with oven dried prosciutto and a balsamic and beet reduction.
Grilled Carolina shrimp with a celery root slaw and a wasabi and chili scallion aioli.
Brown butter lobster with sturgeon caviar over fried polenta.
Nantucket scallop over cheesy grits with a chorizo gravy.
Lower Left: Seared foie gras with savory french toast and a pear compote.
Right: Red and yellow beets with apple cider vinaigrette, apple salsa, and a pecan crusted goat cheese.
Watermelon lime basil popsicle to cleanse the palate.
Quail stuffed with corn and tamales with a molé sauce over baby kale.
Braised short ribs on a sweet potato purée with a whole grain muster sauce and topped with cider braised cabbage.
My failed attempt to finish the braised short ribs.
Affogado (Vanilla ice cream, espresso, salted caramel and whipped cream)
Holy Mole (Chocolate flourless cake, molé ganache, molé ice cream and blackberry coulis)
I'm sure that made you very hungry.