Ms. Rosemary invited me to join her at Feast, a trendy mid-town restaurant that’s very popular and enjoys a regular clientele. Ms. Karen, our friend and foodie Kent and I had been to feast shortly after they had opened in their previous location, so I was interested in seeing how it had changed; more parking, more tables and they now take reservations. You may have heard of Feast. It is the restaurant that changes its menu every month to put only the freshest food on the table.
We arrived for lunch and were seated right away. Rosemary asked our hostess for the happy hour menu: wine paired with appetizers.
Our waitress took our order. Ms. Rosemary ordered 2016 Suavia Soave Classico DOC (Garganega) with Sautéed Chicken with chamomile cream and toasted almonds ($8).
I ordered 2017 Mont Gravet Côtes de Gascogne Blanc (Colombard) with White Bean purée with bleu cheese and bacon, on toast.
Rosemary said hers was very good. My wine was excellent; the White Bean purée was, shall I say, interesting.
For lunch Rosemary ordered carnitas, but without the bread. Braised pork with alapena, fresh cilantro, pickled onion and cajijo cheese. Instead of the bread, she ordered an extra helping of salad.
I ordered the spiced lamb meatloaf served on a hoagie roll with seared cauliflower and saag paneer. Plus mixed greens.
Rosemary shared that her carnita was very tasty as was the salad dressing, a light vinaigrette. My lamb meatloaf was very good, even the cauliflower that I don’t normally care for. I agreed with her comment about the dressing.
For dessert, we shared a custard topped with chocolate and raspberries. It came with a chocolate cone that Rosemary decreed was rubbery and not very good tasting.
All in all, it was an interesting meal from an eclectic menu. I can see why Feast has a loyal clientele. Rated four saguaros out of five: very good.
Next we will try Feast's Wine Tastings. See their website for more information.
3719 E. Speedway, Tucson