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the Monday night fried chicken dinner at Ad Hoc in Yountville and am happy to
report it is a soul satisfying comfort meal, the perfect antidote to
chicken is the entree on alternate Mondays, and as an aside, will be offered on
Wednesdays as well starting next week.
a butter lettuce Cobb salad, unique with oven dried intensely flavored tomatoes,
olives, avocado, bacon and tender quartered boiled eggs.
with avocado in a bowl. My husband didn’t eat salads until Ad Hoc.
They are the beginning course, and a revelation of creative ingredients, deft
dressing and garden freshness.
freshly made to order and served family style. Collard greens, buttery
whipped Yukon potatoes along with tiny flaky buttermilk biscuits and huckleberry
jam round out your visit to a southern meal.
open when we arrived because of the heat of the frying – adding to the
authenticity of the overall experience, real home cooking. Like grandma’s
fried chicken without the Ritz Cracker coating.
batter is thick but crisp and fully satisfying with a sprinkling of
salt crystals, The chicken is mounded atop butcher paper in
copper serving pan and it is a sight to behold.
has a cheese course and Monday we were served Cypress Grove’s Truffle Tremor, a
thin goat cheese wedge dotted with truffle flecks atop toasted palladin
spread with a crunchy roughly chopped pistachio butter. On the cutting
board this course is served on comes a tiny glass pot of Marshall’s Farm honey
to drizzle over the cheese atop the bread. Crunchy, salty and sweet all in
chip cookie ice cream sandwiches round out this homey menu.
abundance of food served, they are generous, and for the truly ravenous, you can
each evening for the entire restaurant, this is their concept and clearly they
have an audience, though it may not serve everyone’s
up several nights each week. I have cancelled many a reservation
because I wasn’t enamored of the menu, but when the stars are aligned and the
written menu appeals, the food sings!
their emailed menu at their website to be tempted