Cuttlefish, green papaya, coconut cream, black lime ($15)
Gonpachi with dashi sponge, soy-yuzu, radish ($15)
Baja Scallops, egg yolk gnocchi, mushroom hay ($17)
Beef tartare, hearts of palm, sea bean chimichurry, horseradish, rye ($15)
Foie Gras with waffle, smoked maple, hot sauce ($23)
Octopus, ink, shells, fennel, pimenton ($19)
Brussel Sprouts with pig ears, lardo, apple ($13)
Poutine made with chickpea, yogurt curds, lamb neck gravy ($15)
Soft Shell Crab, tarragon mayo, caper, potato ($21)
Lamb shoulder, tongue, vadouvan, yogurt ($23)
Apple, caramel, walnut, burnt wood ice cream ($10)
front: Yuzu Curd, cherries, matcha, rice milk sorbet ($10)
back: Chocolate Ice Cream, spiced tofu, nutella sponge, powdered ganache ($11)
Spent my 25th birthday dinner at Michael Voltaggio’s ink. on Melrose. (yikes. still getting used to calling myself that age)
Beautifully plated food and wonderful flavor combos and textures!
Cool ambience, minmal decor and great lighting. (bad overhead lighting can be so offensive at times)
Life-changing faves of the evening were:
the gonpachi with dashi sponge
the soft shell crab
the scallops and egg yolk gnocchi
the deconstructed apple pie with liquid nitrogen ice cream
Thank you friends for sharing this beautiful meal with me.
For those on a budget or time crunch, Voltaggio just opened up a sandwich shop next door called ink.sack with a very exciting (and affordable!) menu.
Sandwiches range from $4-$7 and all sound very appetizing and fresh. My friend Janice recommends the banh mi!