I watch Top Chef and Iron Chef. Not because I want to learn how to make bacon iced cream (I love bacon, but that’s just wrong). Instead, I like to drool over the beautiful creations and imagine I’m the one eating them.
Well I finally found a place in Hartford where food is treated like an art form. On20 is a hidden gem. It’s a restaurant perched on the 20th floor of 20 State street. They do lunch on weekdays and dinner on Friday. I go for lunch because it’s cheaper and easier to get a reservation.
Make sure you go hungry. I usually order an app and a main course. Then the chef brings out an array of amuse-bouches (free appetizers)! The food is beautiful, unique, adventurous and delicious. No one has to ‘pack their knives and go’.
|Sugar pumpkin ravioli with parmesan cheese, butter and truffle sauce|
with candied pecans
|Pan fried skate wing over a romesco sauce|
|Salmon wrapped in parmesan cheese over kale in a mushroom sauce|
|Monk fish with lobster, pureed potatoes and brussel sprouts|
|Beet custard with carmelized onions and a parmesan marshmallow|
|Pork belly and french toast with carmelized apple flavored with strawberry|
|Bartlett pear with yuzu foam, elderflower sorbet and lychee|