Not yet reflected on the current online menu, trout tartar started out my meal at Bacchanalia this past weekend. Some of my dining companions declined a taste of the appetizer, due to the fish chosen for the tartar. While Trout is not the usual culprit for a raw & chopped preparation, the oily fish does live in the Salmonidae family, in the same genre as Salmon. Plus, our server assured me this starter was a ‘masterpiece’. It was beautifully presented on a glass plate, resting on a bed of crushed ice. I particularly enjoyed the texture of the smooth fish chunks with a dot of creamy sauce on top. It was a small portion with a mild flavor – a superb way to start a long and winding meal.
Don’t be scared of Trout Tartar.