|Sausage & Prosciutto Pizza|
I have walked down 18th Street many a time, but a couple of weeks ago I noticed a new spot called Incognito Bistro. Shortly after, I was invited to come try it out. Then I learned that it's not actually a new restaurant, but that they were just very aptly named. However, they've made a few changes recently which is why I suddenly noticed it and had the opportunity to try it out.
Now if you are reading this review because you are considering going to Incognito, I can save you a lot of time. Stop thinking about it and GO. However, if you want to see some gorgeous food photos and torture yourself by reading about delicious food that you aren't eating right now, then by all means, continue.
|Sausage & Prosciutto Pizza - Side View|
|Caprese & Terrine of Duck Livers|
On the menu for the first main course tasting was the Highland Haggis. Now's a good time to explain that Chef Paolo and his wife and co-owner Adriana are Italian Scottish. Meaning, they are from Scotland but of Italian descent. In honor of their home country, there is a "Scottish Corner" of the menu celebrating that part of their heritage.
This was my first time trying Haggis and as you well know, it is an infamous dish. I absolutely loved it! The haggis is made in-house and served over turnips and creamed potatoes with whisky jus. The only problem is that this has set a very high bar for Haggis for me.
And, well, you can see how well that plan worked out. The Incognito ragu is made with mushroom and eggplant, but if I hadn't known that I would've never guessed it was vegetarian! The lobster ravioli was served in rich saffron butter and the Piccante was my favorite because it had a serious spicy kick to it.
|Isle of Skye Scallops|
So, to summarize, if you are walking down 18th street and look in a window and see this:
|Incognito Bistro - Interior|
Stop! Go inside and have a lovely meal made by this masterful Chef:
|Chef Paolo Montana (Press Photo)|
*My meal was provided by the restaurant as part of a Press Dinner.