It was one of those nights where we had a birthday party late in the night and didn’t really have plans for dinner before. We figured we would take a cab to the birthday location and stumble upon a restaurant nearby. When we were about 5 blocks out, I realized we were passing August, a restaurant that had been recommended to me. So we asked the cabby to stop and we jumped out. 15 minutes later, we were seated.
We started with the hamachi tartare that had asian pear in it.
It had a great contrast between the mild sweet and fresh taste of the pear and the hamachi.
We also got the jerusalem artichoke soup with brown butter and sunchoke chips. I have to assume that sunchoke chips are really hard to come by or seriously expensive, because each time I get them I notice that they could easily double or triple the amount and there would still be too few. I LOVE sunchoke chips, and these added a great crunch to the soup, which in and of itself was great.
I went with the roasted lamb over root vegetables. This was seasoned incredibly well and everything just tasted like a bit plate of comfort.
Mike chose the scallops with celeriac remoulade, frisee, bacon lardons.
It was very tasty, perfectly cooked, and well balanced.
For dessert we tried the cinnamon apple crumble with salted caramel gelato. I was hoping for more crisp, but the flavors were really great. And it was warm and cozy.
August is comfort food at its best and most elegant. Flavors that were perfect for the cold winter night and yet refined. I really enjoyed our dining experience here and I look forward to going back.
Total Nom Points: 7.5 out of 10