The last time the three of us were together was when we gathered to cook and take photos for Chick-N-Bap. It was nice to get together again with two of my good friends, Sung and Sally, for dinner at Black Tree, which has been on my to-do list for a little while now.
Black Tree is a farm-to-table joint, which means their ingredients are 100% locally sourced within a 300 mile radius. This means their menu is constantly changing, which means you probably won't see the same menu items from now in just a few weeks, come September. For the summer months, the theme is vegetables, to which my heart sank. However, coming out of this meal, I felt like I could have done without the meat and gone for more veggies. Like another Summer Mushroom sandwich, hnng.
This was also my first time trying burrata, and it did not disappoint. It was creamy and created the perfect bite when paired with the warm, buttery bread. It was instantly devoured alongside the deviled eggs, which were interesting to say the least.
Ohhhhh yeahhhhhhhh. Look at that spinning burrata deliciousness.
Sandwiches on sandwiches. Dare I say we were feeling a little ambitious with two appetizers and three sandwiches? Everything was devoured in an instant—we are all true fatties at heart. We all agreed that the best of the three sandwiches was the Summer Mushroom, which consists of portobello and crimini mushrooms, fingerling potatoes, cream cheese, and arugula pesto. The meat wasn't missed, which says a lot for me because I need to have at least a piece of chicken in anything I eat. The short rib sandwich fell flat for me because it seemed to get a bit dry towards the end. Highly recommend veggie (and meat) lovers alike to try the summer menu before it's too late! You have until labor day. Go.
As of yesterday, Black Tree has added fish to the menu until August 19th*! Dishes like Clam Bao, Blue Fish Tacos, and Wha' She Order (fish filet, if you didn't know) are now available. Check out the rest of the menu items here. Who knows what else will show up? Only time will tell...