480 Hillsborough St., Pittsboro
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Originally reviewed by Greg Cox on 11/23/2012
“Judging by the satisfied smile on her face, I’d guess my wife was recalling her local peach and blackberry cobbler with similar fondness.
“The entire meal, for that matter, was a procession of memorable dishes. House-smoked trout, for starters, served over buttermilk blini and garnished with a kaleidoscope of capers, chopped chives and hard-boiled egg, and lemon-tinged creme fraiche.
“A first-course order of duck confit produced an entire leg-thigh quarter, its flesh succulent under a crisp mahogany skin. A bed of barely wilted baby kale in an orange balsamic sauce played counterpoint to the rich bass notes of the bird.
“A flawless filet of pan-seared North Carolina pink snapper, beached on a drift of delicate young mustard greens and shiitakes, signaled owner/chef Brendan Cox’s winning way with seafood. Another entree featuring caramelized scallops on a bed of local sweet corn ‘risotto’ resoundingly seconded the motion.”
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