love and butter
Last night, miss_chance
arranged dinner for six at Love and Butter in honor of infinitehotel
's birthday. This was a brilliant idea for a host of reasons and a complete surprise to infinitehotel
, who knew that there were such things as underground restaurants in the world but not that there were any around here. The chefs are exceptional and neither miss_chance
nor I can think of a meal we've ever had that was better.
The menus on the web are incomplete: there are amuses-bouche
and breads and supernumerary desserts and extensive wine suggestions (it's bring your own). Last night's meal ran with a tomato theme to amazing effect, which gave an awareness of the meal as a complete work as opposed to a collection of dishes.
An underground restaurant can be adventurous, and serving a set menu means the small dishes can get the attention they deserve. But what's really amazing about a place like this is that the menu can be a collaboration, worked out in the weeks before the meal, between the chefs and the diners. This works because the restaurant is small enough that this can be a single conversation, and because there are so few seatings.Love and Butter
Seatings by arrangement, but usually Saturday at 7:30pm