It's Madison Restaurant Week once again--where Madison's best restaurants serve up yummy 3-course meals for dinner starting at just $25.
This time my friend Karen and I went to Merchant, which is located right in the heart of downtown Madison. Both of us chose the buttermilk salad for our first course..and it was huge! The mix of greens was creative...and quite delicious, with big chunks of blue cheese mixed in. Quite frankly that alone could have sufficed as a meal.
But then came the main course! I chose the Wild Alaskan salmon with beluga lentils, lacinato kale, and buerre blanc. To be honest with you, I wasn't sure what the lentils and kale were, but I thought they were quite tasty. I wanted to lick the plate. (Don't worry--I didn't).
Karen chose the Red Wine Hanger Steak that was served with delicious whole grain mustard potatoes, spinach and shallots. She said it was perhaps the best meal she ever had in her life and gave it five stars!
Luckily we saved room for dessert--I chose the dark chocolate custard, and she picked the dark and milk chocolate with fruit...both nice ways to top off the evening.
While Merchant may be known most for its designer cocktails, we'll be going back for the food!
to check out all the menus for Madison Restaurant Week.