So, my first impression on Hunter’s a few weeks ago was a great one. It was so fabulous I had to head back to sample a few more dishes. I was tempted because Hunter’s posts some fabulous photos on their Instagram account and I was drooling over a photograph a friend of mine posted on his own page. He put up a picture of Hunter’s Agnolotti! I knew the second I saw this photo that I HAD to go back to try a few other plates on the menu.
So my partner-in-crime, aka my boyfriend, and I headed back out to Cobble Hill, Brooklyn for dinner. Of course we ordered their Angus Burger — but we had to try out one of Hunter’s specials well as the Agnolotti and a side of the Maple Sweet Potato Mash.
The bone marrow wasn’t only delicious, but it was a work of art! FYI, when you order roasted bone marrow be cautious when you pick up the bones — you will burn yourself! Even if you pick it up with a napkin you won’t be able to hold it for long. Placed on top of crispy bread, the roasted bone marrow tasted beautiful!
The Agnolotti was just as spectacular as I imagined. Maybe even better! Of course it was sweet from the winter squash and the sage — but it was surprising to me that the plate also had a spicy kick to it! This was probably the first time I ever ate a sweet plate that was also spicy. The spice came from the spicy cocoa covered pumpkin seeds. I also really enjoyed that the dish had brussels sprouts leaves rather than the entire head of brussels sprouts. It made it much easier to eat and it allowed the green vegetable to complement the main flavors of the dish.
I did face a fork war with my boyfriend over the side of Maple Sweet Potato Mash. OH MY GOSH this was heavenly! We probably should have ordered 2 of these — and I would strongly suggest for everyone to never share this dish with anyone. I am still tempted to go back to ask the chef to at least share what ingredients he/she uses — or maybe I could butter him/her up enough to get the recipe!
Even though this is my second dining experience at Hunter’s — I have decided that venturing off to Brooklyn for this restaurant will always be worth it!