While we waited for Michael's entree, the chef sent out a bonus appetizer of smoked salmon, whipped goat cheese and basil-infused oil...serve with crispy handmade waffle chips. It was fresh and light, with a slight smoky flavor from the salmon. Then, Michael's entree arrived: Smoked Grilled Pork Chop. This bone-in double cut chop was topped with a gruyere and leek crust and served with Brussels sprouts, roasted potato wedges and an apple cider sauce. This was the perfect entree for a crisp Fall evening. The chop was grilled perfectly, and the cheesy crust provided an extra layer of flavor. The sweet-tart-earthy cider sauce was the perfect accent. We opted to share dessert. We're both citrus lovers, so it took a nanosecond to agree on Warm Lemon Souffle with Fresh Raspberries. It came to the table warm, light as air, and bursting with the sweet-tart lemon flavor we love. If you find yourself in the Theater District, check out Thalia! They offer a great prix fixe lunch menu, as well as a popular Happy Hour and $1 oysters from 700 p.m. to close nightly.
We shared two entrees: gorgeous Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Ravioli and Veal Saltimbocca. The ravioli filling was creamy and slightly sweet, which worked nice with the fresh tarragon butter sauce that accompanied it. The saltimbocca was savory and delicious. This dish featured thinly pounded veal that was cooked and topped with pearl onions, pearl onions and natural jus. For dessert, we shared Bomboloni with Dark Chocolate Dipping Sauce. The fried doughnuts were filled with Bavarian cream, which worked well with the slightly bitter chocolate dipping sauce. It was the perfect way to end our meal.