TAG – Continental Social Food

February 12th, 2009 Posted by Culinary Connectors No Comment yet

TAG Restaurant

Continental – a culinary journey inspired by the global table

Social – designed for sharing with your travel companions

Food – fresh local ingredients, refreshingly original preparations

Continental Social Food

TAG located in Larimer Square is the latest restaurant from Troy Guard. The cuisine, you ask…..why it’s continental, social, food; and it’s good. Sitting at the bar I ordered my favorite item on the TAG menu – fresh seared australian hiramasa with yuzu, jalapeno, pop rocks and myoga salad. I can’t not order this at TAG. The fish is fresh, the yuzu and jalapeno complete the balance of the dish and the pop rocks create a sensation I haven’t had in my mouth since junior high. This is what’s so fun about TAG. Not only will you find fresh fish, beautifully butchered and prepared but you will also find Kobe roasted beef sliders with duck fat fries, roasted wagyu bone marrow with quince, pear and ciabatta, duck confit sope cakes with ancho tomatillo, salsa, black bean puree and grilled squash. Yes, I said duck fat fries.

Just when I was satiated Troy brought out a dish he was testing – Foie Gras torchon with li hing mui pineapple marmalade, levain bread, balsamic miso syrup and maldeon sea salt. TAG is most definitely continental, social food. According to Troy “it’s not a cuisine, it’s a challenge — to sample and share with your friends a novel experience that pushes the boundaries of your expectations. Go ahead, no great breakthrough ever comes without risk.” Troy is right, and did I mention that it’s good? Really, really good.

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