The Glass Is Definitely Half Full
We rarely venture into the town of Carrboro, NC, but after our recent visit we will be returning. Before heading to a concert in the area we decided to make Glasshalfull our dinner destination for the evening. For years I’ve heard so many wonderful things about Chef Marshall Smith and I’ve drooled at the photos of his work. I have been working with his mom for years and she’s only bragged about him just a tiny bit. It was time for me to experience all of this for myself.
I love the comfort of a small intimate restaurant. The ambiance was perfect, but the food was superior. We started the evening with a pumpkin soup that was so smooth and creamy. Then there’s this arugula salad that was just incredible. The sweetness of the butternut squash and apples paired well with the pickled onions and goat cheese.
Someone once told me that when you visit a restaurant always order from the specials. In most cases those are the dishes the kitchen is excited to introduce and they are usually made with the freshest ingredients. On this night I got the wild boar chops with a risotto and brussel sprouts. I can’t remember many of the details of the risotto or the brussel sprouts because the waitstaff had me at wild boar chops. They were lightly seasoned and super tender. I had to remind myself that I was in a nice restaurant and not to pick the bone for every little piece of goodness.
We were stuffed and declined dessert, but Chef Marshall sent us over this Greek walnut cake with a salted caramel sauce and ice cream. As you can tell someone was a little eager to take a bite.
If you are ever in the Carrboro area be sure to visit Glasshalfull. You’ll leave confidently stating that the glass is definitely half full.