From the left, Field & Tides’ Gulf Snapper paired with lemon herb risotto and topped with crab. In the middle, the southern classic style pineapple upside down cake with caramel sauce and topped with whipped cream. On the right, the Plunge Point cocktail, made with pineapple infused vodka, solerno, blood orange juice, bubbles, served up and served with an orange coin (photos by Christina Martinez).
It wasn’t long ago that I visited Field & Tides for a Fat Tuesday lunch. And it didn’t take long for me to make a second venture to explore their dinner menu over on 11th Street.
For this dinner sitting, I ventured with a dear friend and us two gals sat right next to the kitchen. We both commented that we could have had a better table, but service was quick to accommodate with drinks and recommendations.
Our waiter reveiwed the menu with us, letting us know the scallops and gulf fish were two of his top choices, so we ordered the daily crudo to start, and the gulf fish to share.
The crudo had a nice salt, with basil and tomato accents that paired well.
The gulf snapper was cooked and seasoned nicely, sitting on a comforting bed of lemon herb risotto, and topped with rich crab.
We decided we needed to sample the dessert menu, and ordered the pineapple upside down cake – a choice well made. The cake sits in a caramel sauce that begs for attention. The cake is moist, with a whole pineapple slice resting in the middle, with a dollop of whip cream on top.
The perfect dessert to share, or not to share.
We finished dinner with a cocktail and ordered the Plunge Cocktail. The bar keeps a pineapple infusion regularly on the bar, and this cocktail utilizes the infusion. The cocktail calls for pineapple infused vodka, solerno – which is a blood orange liqueur – blood orange juice, a splash of bubbles and served up with an orange peel garnish. A cocktail delight.
There weren’t too many things that were not pleasing about our visit to the newly opened Field & Tides.
During dinner, you’ll find yourself inching closer to hear conversation, as the noise level carries in the small dining room. Inch over at 705 E. 11th St.