Last year, Holly and I wanted to do something special for lunch on our last day at work before the winter break. We often get to the restaurants closest to where we work, so we wanted to try someplace different and decided on JG Domestic. This time last year, we hadn’t yet been there but had heard good things and it was definitely high on our list to try, so we decided that was the place to go for our holiday lunch. It was a great decision as we loved our lunch.
Our return this year for a holiday lunch didn’t disappoint.
On our server’s recommendation, we began our meal by sharing a flatbread and we each got soup. The wood over flatbread was topped with hen of the woods, black truffle, cheddar, and egg yolk. The cauliflower and cheddar soup was made with Wisconsin smoked cheddar, and was served with house made scrapple and apple butter. Both the flatbread and soup were delicious and provided a great start to our lunch.
We followed those by sharing the fish sandwich for the day: tempura battered Mahi Mahi. For a side, we also shared parsnip agnolotti with Luna Farm kale, pear-brown butter, and a caraway crumble. The Mahi Mahi sandwich was cooked perfectly with a crispy but not greasy batter. The agnolotti was unique and absolutely wonderful.
Of course, we couldn’t leave without having the beignets, which come with a vanilla Maker’s Mark butterscotch dipping sauce. Neither Holly nor I are all that into desserts, but this is definitely one of our favorites. Rounding out dessert were a couple cups of their wonderful coffee.
We certainly started an awesome holiday tradition, although I’m sure we won’t be waiting another year to get back to JG Domestic!