after dinner sneeze

a lot of g says, t says

my road not taken …

with 3 comments

t says:  A long time ago, when I was a wee lad, I tried to use this Robert Frost poem for a school-related speech.

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But little did I realize that “The Road Not Taken” was not at all about the righteous choosing of a road less traveled, rather, an anticipation of remorse when choosing from two equally attractive roads.  What does this have to do with a food blog?

This might be my road not taken:

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I’ve seen my fair share of Matyson’s menus show up on Foobooz or in my inbox.  This one is perhaps the most delicious-sounding one I have ever seen, with not a single item that doesn’t make my mouth water – right down to the deconstructed KandyKake at the end!  But ultimately, I couldn’t justify a weekday $45 splurge (not including tax, gratuity, or the wine I’d bring), and it was torrentially raining outside.  Thus, I opted to stay indoors and whip up a full-on homemade meal – which turned out great!  But now, after several hours have passed, as my shiftwork insomnia sets in and I’m left to sit and stare at Matyson’s menu I cannot help but wonder if perhaps I should have chosen the other road?

I guess we’ll never know …

(well … unless you go tomorrow – then you can tell me how awesome it was!)

P.S. Dear Matyson … if you could just offer this menu on a weekend, I’d be extraordinarily grateful.  I’d gladly share some wine with you!

EDIT:

t says:  it turns out that a loyal adsz reader went to Matyson to check out the menu.  Here is the official report, copied from the comments attached to this post, and the photos from foobooz’s website!

rch says:  Verdict: It was really delicious, one of the best I’ve had at Matyson. Standout was the roast pork. I could have eaten 3 more of those. Oyster was nice, really refreshing with the blood orange and cilantro. Pretzel was a little odd, actually – super delicious, but it didn’t really call back “pretzel” at all – more just Philly Italian food. The wagyu beef with gougere was tender and awesome, though I would have liked more onion flavor. But that’s just nitpicking; it was delicious. Dessert was good too, but we seriously considered asking for a second helping of roast pork instead of dessert, and I’m still sort of sorry we didn’t! Wish you could have been there with us – fingers crossed they’ll add a couple of these to the regular menu…

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Written by afterdinnersneeze

1 May 2014 at 12:40am

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  1. rch says: I’m going tonight! So excited to try the Philly menu. I will let you know how it turns out :)

    rch

    1 May 2014 at 9:21am

    • t says: i’m so envious …

      afterdinnersneeze

      1 May 2014 at 3:55pm

      • rch says: Verdict: It was really delicious, one of the best I’ve had at Matyson. Standout was the roast pork. I could have eaten 3 more of those. Oyster was nice, really refreshing with the blood orange and cilantro. Pretzel was a little odd, actually – super delicious, but it didn’t really call back “pretzel” at all – more just Philly Italian food. The wagyu beef with gougere was tender and awesome, though I would have liked more onion flavor. But that’s just nitpicking; it was delicious. Dessert was good too, but we seriously considered asking for a second helping of roast pork instead of dessert, and I’m still sort of sorry we didn’t! Wish you could have been there with us – fingers crossed they’ll add a couple of these to the regular menu…

        rch

        2 May 2014 at 7:52am


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