Hey there! How was your weekend? Mine was busy with driving and hanging out with family & friends. On Friday we went to Orlando to visit my aunt and mom. My aunt is starting radiation and chemo tomorrow, so we wanted to take her out to an awesome meal while she still has a great appetite. I knew exactly where to take her…The Ravenous Pig. It’s one of the top restaurants in Orlando. The menu changes every month and the food either comes from a great source, or is made in house.
We started off by ordering their House Made Gruyere Biscuits. They were hot and fresh from the oven. I’m pretty sure all of us took a bite simultaneously and said “Oh my gawd”. They were crusty on the outside and soft in the center, with plenty of melty gruyere.
When I saw the House Made Charcuterie on the menu I knew we needed to order it. It came with a variety of homemade salami and other meat morsels…plus olives, cheese, and lardo bread (toasted slivers of bread doused in herbed pork fat). Everything was melt in your mouth awesome.
For my main course I ordered the Wild Salmon. It was accompanied by a cucumber, grape, and pine nut salad. It was definitely the best salmon I have ever had… and the color was so intense! My sis, who is not a salmon eater, even thought it was delectable. Unfortunately, all the other pics I took of the other entrees didn’t come out. The other ones were Corn Agnolotti, Rib Eye, Flounder, and the Pork Chop. We were passing all of them around the table. Each one was exquisite, and the sides that are paired with them are a perfect complement of tastes and textures.
Of course…you can’t leave a restaurant like that without getting some dessert. We shared the Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Dark Chocolate. What made it really perfect was the raspberry sorbet it was served with, it added just the perfect light sweetness to this rich dessert.
I can’t wait to go back to The Ravenous Pig. Even though it is not cheap, it is worth the price on special occasions for this food lovers paradise. All of the servers were very knowledgeable about the items, even though most of food had only been on the menu less than a week. Plus, the atmosphere was relaxed and inviting. The best part was that my aunt said it was the best restaurant she has ever been to. Mission accomplished!
What is the best thing you’ve ever had at a restaurant?