Next we tried one of the offered oysters which were grilled and delicious. They came four to an order and were literally the most gigantic oysters I have ever seen. They must have weighed a pound each! It was interesting to eat a warm oyster but they were fresh and tasty.
|Sauteed green beans with fish sauce vinaigrette and cashews|
We each chose two dishes and for a party of four, that was plenty of food. You always tend to over-order at small plates restaurants! We tried the sauteed green beans with a fish sauce that also had a nice nutty flavor from cashews. Another vegetable dish that arrived was the chickpea fritters. This was by-far my favorite dish of the evening for its amazing texture and burst of interesting flavors. Two miniature chickpea fritters sat atop two generous slices of fresh mozzarella and were topped with grilled chickpeas and eggplant. When bitten into, these fried nuggets tasted similar to a spanish croqueta.
|Chickpea fritters with eggplant-tomatillo caponata and fresh mozzarella|
|Close-up of the fritter and mozzarella|
|Roasted cauliflower with picked peppers, pine nuts and mint|
|Steamed mussels with goat sausage croutons, cilantro and caesar|
|Close-up of the gigantic mussels|
|Smoked goat rillette empanadas|
|Wood fired Walter's Chicken with yuzu harissa, fried pickles, brussel slaw and grilled naan|
|Close-up of Walter's chicken|
|Kalbi style beef ribs with grilled sweet potatoes and charred okra|
|Grilled baby octopus with wax beans, romano beans, radish, pistachio-lemon vinaigrette|
|Grilled pork ribs with tomatillo-mushroom slaw, grilled scallion vinaigrette|
|Doughnuts with honey yogurt, caramelized figs, lemony eggplant and potato chip streusel|
Overall, a dinner at Girl & the Goat is definitely worth the wait for a reservation. I recommend keeping an open mind when ordering and trying something you may never get the chance to elsewhere. What I love most about this restaurant is their ability to pair so many unique flavors together and their attention to detail. Each dish had its own amazing flavors and appearance and you could tell no detail was overlooked. I also recommend going with a group so you are able to try many small plates in one sitting. The menu is ever-changing so one visit will undoubtedly be different from the next.
Girl & the Goat gets 4.5 stars for their creative small plates, impeccable service, and its ability to churn out the most interesting flavor combinations.
Girl & the Goat