Day two in the Berkshires was nothing short of fabulous. After a lie-in we had a beautiful brunch at CrossRoads Food Shop. Afterwards we took a nice leisurely stroll through the town of Great Barrington. PeanutPimpMama scored a great deal on a beautiful chartreuse number at Byzantium and a cross-over leather bag on sale at Louisa Ellis on Main St.. After the successful spree PPM did something she rarely ever does…She took a cat nap!
After another two hour rest it was time to get up and prepare for the voyage back to NYC. Actually, it was really time to figure out where we would obtain the cocktail before departing. Prairie Whale, a local Modern American restaurant (located in a rather large house) happens to turn-out a mean drink. What initially was an attempt to grab a bevvy turned in to a full-on dinner in their candle-lit cozy dining space.
The term ‘Prairie Whale” was a name used in the 1800’s referring to pigs. I done-learned this off their menu. The menu not only gave interesting facts about our even-toed ungulate friends, it also listed all of their delectable items from starters, mains and finally desserts on one concise page. This made things easy so you could plan your life all in one-go.
I decided to share the escarole caesar salad to start. These supple leaves were lightly tossed in a creamy dressing and served with anchovy, radish, bread crumbs then topped with a snow cap of grana padano formaggio. When I have a salad this good I wish I could put it on repeat.
For my main I had the Tagliatelle with guanciale, brussel sprouts, black pepper and egg yolk. My initial goal was to video tape myself breaking the yolk in slow-mo for your enjoyment. I can only do these things in small groups of people that understand this behavior. There are times where I feel glimpses of what some might refer to as embarrassment for my chronic food-photo-snapping.
My friend (who is a better vegetarian than me) ordered the Soldier beans with grilled halloumi, parsnips, almonds and falafel dish. I stole a bite… It was solid. No flavor like guanciale though, I’m sorry! Mmmm magical magical piggy jowl!
This delightful dinner was followed up by some Golden Goose Egg Brûlée. It’s nice to end a meal on a creamy note since I’m a big fan of brûlées, flans and all things moussey.
The Berkshires weren’t the same after PeanutPimpMama left that weekend…Or should we say Tinder wasn’t the same in the Berkshires after PPM departed? It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye!
Until Next Time.
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