Monday, March 19, 2012

That's Offal

On this Meaty Monday (contrary to the memos circulating G:TB HQ, this is not an homage to Igor), we celebrate the entire animal. Chef Chris Cosentino is renowned for his celebration of the animals he cooks, especially the parts that most American palates consider, well, disgusting. His San Francisco restaurant, Incanto, is recognized by Forbes Traveler as "perhaps America's most adventurous nose-to-tail restaurant." His website, Offal Good, goes deep on the odd animal bits upon which he's built a career.

I consider myself a reasonably adventurous eater, but I confess that Cosentino's latest offering gives me quite a bit of pause. Among other things, his new restaurant, Pigg, features french fries and pig ears covered in "brainase", an aioli that includes blended pig brains. The pig ears, sure - I'd give those a shot. The brain sauce? That'd maybe take six or eight stiff drinks.

I can't even imagine what the Doofus Overlord will make of this.

17 comments:

zman said...

Does the menu include a confit of BSE?

Marls said...

Igor,
Buzz has a nice anti phillies rant going on the tweet machine. If the Wilpons don't lose at trial, this may be the highlight of the season.

Igor said...

Thanks, Marls. Searching for bright spots while enduring a blanket party can be difficult.

And Rob, Monday Morning Haggis is not what the doctor ordered. Come on, dude.

Marls said...

The Wilpons settled the suit for $162M. F*ck, F*ck, F*ck.

They will now proceed to scrape by cheaply for the next few years while further grinding this organization into the dust.

Tanks for nuttin' Freddie.

zman said...

Scrape! Get it? Like scrapies? No?

Igor said...

Marls, I had the same reaction. Minus the asterisks.

Dave said...

brainase! ha! like mayonnaise, but with brain! the only thing grosser than that is pustard.

Igor said...

I don't know. Felchup is pretty gross.

Igor said...

Or a Smeg McMuffin.

Mark said...

I've never had pig brain but I regularly eat lobster brain when we have lobster over at my in-laws' house. It's really tender and pretty tasty. I'd give brainase a try.

Danimal said...

it looks like he's holding at least one if not two penis' there.

day needs end soon please.

Jerry said...

It shouldn't be impossible for the Mets to be moderately competitive with a payroll that's above the league average. But it is. They are strong candidates for the worst organization in all of sports.

How many good players have come through the system and played for the Mets since the 80s? 2?

Igor said...

You'd have to put the Redskins in the running for that title as well, right? Maybe the Bills?

Dave said...

how big is a lobster brain? i can't imagine it's bigger than a raisin.

zman said...

The Bills now have the best D line in football!!

/end jinx

Mark said...

It's much bigger than a raisin. It's green and mushy and doesn't look very appetizing. But it's delicious. Then again, My favorite part of the chicken is the neck. So damn tender.

zman said...

I think that's the liver or the roe.

Roddick is en fuego. Some day I will write a post about him. Foreshadowing!