Do you trust the restaurant recommendations you read on this blog?
If so, I have a new treat for you!
After hearing so many great reviews about Trust Restaurant,
I finally made my way over to Hillcrest last weekend to check it out for myself.
My first impression as I walked through the large outdoor patio filled with chic patrons gathered around the fire pits,
cocktails in hand,
is that it's very European-esque.
I loved the unassuming decor of this place -
large open windows, art deco gold bar stools, and an open kitchen accentuated with a wood fire oven are all spot on.
As we sat down, the first thing that caught my attention was the Pental Quartz communal bar.
Before I could even dive into the menu, I needed a cocktail.
The friendly waiter educated me about some ingredients that I've never even heard of,
and promised that adding a whole egg would make my selection taste like apple pie.
I believed him, and he was right.
He was quickly gaining my trust.
See what I did there?
Next, I requested a few recommendations from the food menu.
The hardest part for me was making a selection,
since so many options made me drool on the spot.
He suggested that a combination of 4-5 plates from the Farm, Ocean and Ranch sections
would be perfect for sharing between two people.
I'm a big fan of the small plate concept, since it allows to taste different dishes without being committed to a single option.
The standouts for me were the Wood Grilled Octopus and the Uni Pasta,
but I can't wait to go back and try out more options.
The menu is constantly evolving to keep up with the locally sourced, seasonal ingredients,
so I trust that my next visit will be just as good as the first.
|Pork Sausage Spring Roll - roasted butternut squash, watercress, basil aioli, ginger|
|Bone Marrow - beet pickled pearl onions, cauliflower, chimichurri, pain de mie|
|Uni Pasta - shiitake mushrooms, clams, lemon, soft herbs|