And the gold medal for First Review Of The Publican That Mentions The Food goes to…
CG of LTHForum, whose review is overwhelmingly positive:
Food initially struck me as a bit on the pricey side but after considering the quality of the ingredients I don’t think it’s bad at all. Portion size wasn’t an issue either. We started off with a Cormandel Oyster (delicious clean New Zealand oyster) and I miss ordered a Belon (I wanted a Beau Soleil) Belons are HUGE about the size of a tennis ball. It’s allot of raw booger to chew but it was still tasty. they came with an briny champaign vinaigrette that complimented the salty boogers. I started with a gumball Head and she had a Cidre Bouche Brut E Dupont.
We followed the oysters with a killer ham plate of Benton Country Ham from Madisonville Ten that came with peasant bread and goat butter. this was the shiznet. It smelled like pork should smell. It was nice and dark and gamy with an almost musty smell of light smoke. thinly shaved, dude it was good. I’d go back and just order all three of the ham choices and have beer and I’d be totally content.
There’s more in the full review, of course.