What goes with charcuterie (wanderteller) if not cheese? We also got three cheeses although I can only remember one of them because I had had it before. The one cheese that I can remember the name of was the Gorgonzola (blue). There was also a semi-firm cows milk cheese that had a slightly sweet grassy flavor and a natural rind cheese that was slightly funky. The cheeses were served with another housemade bread, honey, and walnuts.
For my small plate, I didn't really need to go back to snails because I had them in my wanderteller, but the dish sounded so good that I had to try it. I had the Snail Agnolotti with Cocoa Cured Pork Loin, Green Garlic, Rhubarb, and Cocoa Nibs. The flavor in this dish was amzing. The pork was sweet and slightly bacony with a bitter chocolate edge. The green garlic isn't as pungent as regular garlic and it has a green flavor in addition to the garlic. The rhubarb and cocoa nibs were both used lightly did add to the flavor when they were encountered. The rhubarb adding tartness and the cocoa nibs, bitterness. The snails were in the perfectly cooked and toothsome agnolotti. It was a nice chew and a joy to eat.
For my entree, I had a chicken that actually had some taste. The chicken I had was from Slagel Farms and was served boneless with Smoked Pickled Ramps, Bulgur Wheat, Boiled Peanuts, and Chicken Hearts. The chicken was tender (and tasteful) and the boiled peanuts were chewy. The chicken hearts were mixed with the peanuts and I really didn't notice it. It was tasty and very good.
Dessert was a perfect ending to a great meal. I had a Goat Cheese Panna Cotta which was served with Pickled Cherries, Pickled Rhubarb, Granola, a Horchata Sauce that was poured over it, and garnished with mint leaves. It was sweet, tart, crunchy, creamy, a little minty, and I really liked it.
I enjoyed my meal at Table, Donkey and Stick and am glad to see that while the look has completely changed and the food is much more rustic than the previous restaurant, it is maintaining the high standards established by Bonsoiree.