Natalie’s Restaurant at The Camden Harbour Inn reopened tonight, after a seasonal siesta, with a LOVE-themed party featuring tastings from its new menu. Suffice to say, one bite was nowhere near enough. Natalie’s at the Camden Harbour Inn makes Camden a winter dining destination, a fine choice for a romantic winter escape.
But let me tell you more about the new menu.
While listening to a Beatles tribute band, I tasted a sampling of appetizers:
• house-cured salmon gravlax, poached quail eggs, white dressing, endive ($12)
• crispy veal sweetbreads, rosemary, Aleppo pepper aioli, serrano ($10)
• seared diver scallops, scallop and spinach springroll, reisling saffron limeleaf nage ($14)
• grilled double chop rock of lamb, stuffed piquillo peppers, coffee cumin lamb just ($32)
• seared duck breas and leg confit, red wine braised porcini mushrooms, potato souffle, sauce salmis ($30)
• slow poached Maine lobster, whipped cauliflower, bacon, black truffle ($market)
So, you probably want to know which one was best. Truth? I can’t decide. Each time I thought it couldn’t get better, it did. If I had to pick faves, hmmm, I guest the sweetbreads and the scallops appetizers, followed by the duck breast, although that lobster was damn good.
Bottom line: Lawrence Klang has turned out a fabulous seasonal menu worth a special visit to Camden.