Easter. A time of family reflection and food. Easter is yummy for the mind and the soul.
This year we did something different. A lovely day with a light breeze we flow gently into the fair metroplis of Cambridge. We drive, of course we drive past and around, until we find 853 Main St, also known as Cragie on Main.
We’re early, and wait with the other gastronomic gurus… We clearly are in the know. We know the food, experience and Easter is going to be insane.
The door opens, a tall gangly women hokds the door for us and we enter to the sounds of jazz, and with barely any prompting the open table with our name.
We sit, lean back and order our drinks. Orange juice, memosa, cocktails and coffee…. Aaaaaaaah.. How devine… How relaxing….
We look over the menu; there was an unspoken rule we must order all the gastronomic delights on the special menu for Easter, and must not order the same.
I see biscuits and gravy, rabbit sausage, benedict, and a few others. We order the main course, and the dessert in our prix fix meal.
The yogurt and parfait arrives with pastries. One bite of cinnamon roll, a crumble of spice bread, a fresh donut with cinnamon and i spoon through the deliciousness….
Relaxed and satiated, we make chit-chat about the food and await our mains. Almost as if on cue the waiters and waiteresses arrive and place our mains on the table; we quickly swapped as we got each others meal. Our sides arrived minutes after, it was potato galette and pork belly.
I am always suspect of fat, specifically fried fat. … My father and mother grab one piece and rave about the pork. I politely take a corner of a piece. Slowly i place it in my mouth, the pork belly melts and i chew the pork. Wow. I grab the rest of my piece ( from non believer to believer ) it was much like marrow.
Yum, i continue to taste, chew, taste and chew through the depths of flavors at the table. Rabbit, pork, potato, sausage, endive, biscuit… Oh my…
I am at this point happy and nearly full. The waiters and waitresses sweep in and clear the table. I sense dessert on the way.
Minutes later we swap pana cotta, profiterroles, and an apricot tart. I love how my family shares food. We never go hungry, and always enjoy the food.
Top five things i had…
The apricot tarte….
Wow…. Apricots…. Man i do not like them, this dessert changed my attitude.
The meal and service was amazing.
If you are interested, go to http://www.craigieonmain.com/?page_id=211