Hangar Steak Tacos ($11) ancho rubbed, spicy tomatoes, guacamole. Tacos with a twist! The mini frajtas were the first of its kind (that I've encountered), an inventive play on a classic entree. Well seasoned slices of tender steak accompanied fresh diced tomatoes topped with julienned radishes and a flavorful guacamole served inside an exotic leaf.
Roasted Pumpkin Agnolotti ($10) brown butter, spicy walnuts, bosc pears. Agnolotti is a thinner flatter version of ravioli. The pumpkin is complimented by the crunch of the bold at times (one of us got a spicy bite, others not as much) walnuts and that sweet-spice bite of the tender bosc pear. Finished in a warm brown butter sauce, the Angolotti proves a delicate and delicious appetizer plate.
Sweet Potato Gnocchi ($12) duck confit, savory red wine sauce, parmesan. Duck confit is a favorite as of late, so it is no wonder I was still dreaming about this savory sweet appetizer on the T ride home. The pillows of sweet potato gnocchi proved an exciting pairing with the tender duck meat and sharp parmesan cheese.House-Made Burrata Cheese & Prosciutto di Parma Salad arugula, grapefruit, white balsamic and fig reduction ($13) You can never go wrong when a salad includes house made cheese. Buratta meaning buttered in Italian is fresh mozzarella and cream, lending a soft silky palate and a rich sweet buttery taste. Tart juicy grapefruits, peppery arugula and crispy prosciutto mingled with an inventive dressing that combined a reduction of white wine balsamic with figs. Wishing Alicia well as she officially embraces new life in Connecticut, another round of cocktails were in order! I'm looking forward to sharing in her discoveries as she scopes out the Hartford and local CT food scene!!
Please note the man in the background in the below shot. Embracing upscale comfort as whole from the appetizers pairing unique ingredients in classic dishes to the casually elegant atmosphere, City Table makes for an intimate gathering with friends (or perhaps a more rowdy evening at the bar!)