Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tallgrass Prairie goodness!!

     Okay, this place had the kind of food I expect to eat at Tulsa's locally owned restaurants.  Tulsa is well-known in the restaurant world throughout the U.S. as a great farm-to-table place to open a restaurant. Primarily because of the vegetation and locally raised beef. And Tallgrass Prairie Table did NOT disappoint!

     They even had a special "Theater" menu for those of us attending the Tony Bennett show that night...but the regular dinner menu was also available.

     We were greeted by a friendly hostess and seated immediately. Service took a bit for as slow as it was when we first arrived.  Our server, while he was very nice, was also not quite as experienced. He didn't seem to know anything about the menu items...but it was still okay.

      My sister started with the Kale Salad made with preserved lemon & anchovy vinaigrette, crispy chicken skin and rye croutons. And then she ordered the Grilled Flatbread as her entrĂ©e.

     Grilled Flatbread with wild mushrooms, fresh thyme and house-made goat ricotta and winter pesto-$9

     I'm not as "healthy-choiced" when I frequent an establishment like this I ordered the Hard-Cider Braised Pork Belly and Scallops.
 Hard-Cider Braised Pork Belly & Scallops with butternut squash puree, charred mustard greens and guajillo bbq-$28

 We split this amazing apple, pear and berry was awesome.

     The food was amazing and I'll go back for that alone, good service or not, the food is the star of the show. Now for the downside...restaurants like these normally also pride themselves on the wine list and are happy to bring you a shot of wine if you're considering ordering a glass or bottle. They had one that the inexperienced waiter suggested but he didn't really know how to describe it, so I asked for a small taste. He came back and said the bartender wouldn't allow it.  If I wanted to, I could've complained to the manager and I wished I'd asked for the name of the bartender so as to not sit at the bar when they're working. It seriously left a bad taste in my mouth. Not only is it idiotic to NOT allow someone to sample a glass in order to close the deal, and it was one of the more expensive kinds, it was rude.  But again, the food, the star of the show, will bring me back. I'm a foodie, after all :-)

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