Finally made it over to TRAIF in Williamsburg last night and I will have to say it was an amazing meal. My friend and I arrived at the restaurant around 7 pm and we received a warm welcome and got a table for two immediately. The staff was extremely friendly and attentive. So here's the meal we had:
Started off with a complimentary amuse-bouche of a Muscle Chowder. 2 plump muscles in a creamy mushroom broth. Too bad it was only a few bites because I could have eaten a full bowl of this delicious chowder. Crispy Confit Chicken Wings with five spice glaze: Top notch wings. Tangy and sweet with a nice crisp chicken skin. Traif could make a killing selling trays of these during football season. Lamb and Chorizo Meatballs: 5 small meatballs packed with flavor. The lamb really comes through and the sauce was excellent. The crostini added a nice texture contrast. I wish I could make a meatball hero out of them. Fried Oysters with fried lemon chips, thai basil: One bite of this took me back to Korea for some reason. The oysters were nicely fried and the aioli sauce was a good compliment. Sea Scallops, snap+english pea risotto, caper brown butter: Perfectly cooked scallops on a bed of rich pea flavored risotto. Full of Buttery goodness. Braised pork cheeks a l'ancienne, prune jus, polenta: Falling apart tender cheeks sitting on top of a creamy polenta. Reminded me of a high end shepherd's pie. Excellent stuff. Seared Foie, fingerlings, sunny egg, ham chips, maple syrup: Prob the tastiest dish of the night. Deliciously seared foie gras with an amazing maple syrup sauce that is more savory than sweet. When mixed with the egg, runny yolk, and potatoes, you have the ultimate breakfast bite. A must. Bacon Donuts with Coffee Ice Cream: 5 little glazed donut bites with bacon on tops. Could eat those everyday. Strawberry and Passion Fruit biscuit tart with cream: Excellent way to end the meal. Rich, Fruity, and oh so good.
Traif is Truth!