But maybe you just want a light bite to go along with wine or beer? The Crispy Baked Chicken Skin ($10) is the perfect option. With a marinade in just salt before being cooked in the oven for 30 minutes to render out the fat, these sheets are heaven in a bite without being too greasy or sinful. Crisp, savoury and incredibly moreish, there’s also a hint of lemon zest for a bit of freshness. If you only have the stomach for one dish, I think this should be it.
I’m a big fan of brussels sprouts, but I can understand why it’s not a vegetable that many prefer. If they aren’t caramelised enough, you get that bitter flavour that’s unpleasant, but when properly done, it’s absolutely delicious. While the Charred Brussel Sprouts ($16) doesn’t make for the most beautiful looking dish, the depth of flavour is there. There’s a dollop of tempeh cream at the side that adds a bit of tanginess and richness to the dish, so don’t forget to dip those sprouts into the cream.