… is at the cafe in Nordstrom in Cherry Creek, Denver, Colorado. Today, I ordered the Roast Chicken Pomme Frites dish at Nordstrom and it was exceptional. The chicken was so good, I had to ask the chef how he did it. He explained the chicken had been cut off the bone (in one piece) from the breast to the leg, with the skin still attached, then pounded flat. Then, it was simply seasoned with salt, pepper, and a trio of finely chopped herbs (rosemary, thyme and sage perhaps). Then it was seared in a pan, skin down first, in olive oil and clarified butter, then finished in a hot oven. It was topped with a dollop of herbed garlic butter to serve. The meat was juicy, tender and flavorful with crispy skin on top. I loved getting both white- and dark meat in the same piece of chicken. There’s no way I’ll try to recreate this dish at home — it’s much easier just to go to Nordstrom and order it!
PS. I didn’t think to take a photo until I had half-massacred it. I must get better at remembering to take photos of my food in restaurants before devouring it.