Triumph Brewery has become one of my go-to restaurants for a dinner out. The last time I was here was during the winter menu. This included the heavenly (but undoubtedly rich and heavy) duck macaroni and cheese.
Listed as an appetizer, this could certainly be a main course. Served with caramelized onions, taleggio, a fried egg, herbs and bread crumbs, this dish truly falls under the category of divine comfort food. Rich and creamy and not at all light on the duck! This is definitely a treat-once-in-a-while dish, but I am so glad we had the guts to order it this time.
Also as a side note, as Triumph is a brewery, the beer sampler is a must. My personal favorite beer served here is the Honey Blonde.
In addition to being a beautiful dish, this salad also offers an exciting range of textures and flavors. As you can see, the salad comes with two types of roasted beets (golden and red), spinach, toasted pistachios, seven sisters cheese, and a tarragon vinaigrette. I think the pink drizzle on top with the dressing must be from the beets as well. The fried calamari adds crunch and saltiness to the sweetness of the beets in this dish. This is sort of a cheat dish for me, because I can convince myself there is something healthy about it since it includes spinach and beets . . . and let’s just call the calamari a garnish for now. . .