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Arctic char?

Postby Athena » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:07 pm

This is an odd question, but my husband would like to try some arctic char at a good restaurant. He doesn't normally eat fish, but he's writing a book and has the characters in his book eating arctic char so he'd like to know what it tastes like. I've offered to cook it for him but he doesn't trust me. I've glanced around at the menus at most of the fish places in town but I haven't seen it. Does anyone know of a good spot to get it?
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Re: Arctic char?

Postby O.J. » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:27 pm

It tastes like a cross between salmon and trout, and can be prepared like you would either of those. I'm not sure of any place that serves it on its menu; more likely, it's used as a special.
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Re: Arctic char?

Postby nichole » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:29 pm

I've seen arctic char on special at Johnny Delmonico's and Luedtke's Wonder Bar. Never eaten it myself but it sounds good.
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Re: Arctic char?

Postby narcoleptish » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:06 am

Athena wrote: I've offered to cook it for him but he doesn't trust me.


Is one of his characters trying to poison the other one?
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Re: Arctic char?

Postby babelfish » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:55 pm

I would pick it up at the Seafood Center on Whitney Way. Ask one of the guys there what the easiest way to cook it is.
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Re: Arctic char?

Postby TheBookPolice » Thu May 19, 2011 5:29 pm

Char is on the Sardine menu right now.
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Re: Arctic char?

Postby donges » Fri May 20, 2011 12:25 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:Char is on the Sardine menu right now.

And is quite excellent!
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Re: Arctic char?

Postby Athena » Sun May 22, 2011 3:06 pm

Thank you! A friend of mine noticed it was on Sardine's new menu when she went there recently. I'll have to convince my husband to go soon.
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Re: Arctic char?

Postby fennel » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:22 pm

I had the char at Sardine this evening. I thought the filet was just slightly overcooked, but not to the point of being dry. And overall, the dish was very good. It had a nice balance of flavors and textures – and no gratuitous celebrity chef lardons, thankfully. The preparation really fit the fish.

Still, I'd suggest cooking your own. That's the best way to get to know a food, fiascos and all.
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