Best Wishes And Good Luck
Tocca Ferro hosted my husband and me for dinner. However, all opinions are my own.
The Dining Experience At Tocca Ferro
A lively young woman, Lorena, greeted and seated us and served our meal. She entertained and educated us about smoking cocktails, touching the iron horseshoe, and the delectable menu selections.
We arrived during the early dinner hours. Our table offered an unobstructed view of the rooftop garden and walkway. We watched pedestrians strolling through the gardens and enjoying the outdoor art installations.
A handful of craft cocktails tempted us, but my husband and I chose The Godfather Old Fashioned. It's made with Knob Creek Bourbon, sugar, smoke & oak bitters, orange peel, and Luxardo cherry. The bucket glass was smoked and infused with wood chips.
Because the smoking cocktail was a new experience, Lorena brought one drink to the table already smoking and smoked the other so I could learn how to do it. You can watch the video on my Instagram page.
The Godfathers, of course, had a smoky flavor. The bourbon was so smooth, flavorful, and rich after the smoke dissipated.
The Appetizer course consisted of a large crouton with dried fig decorated with chopped fruit, white cream, micro greens, and glace.
The small bites were served on a long tray with a horseshoe attached. We "touched iron" for good luck.
The delicious ciabatta dinner rolls were warm and served with rosemary and sage herbed butter. The herbs were fresh from the rooftop garden.
I ordered the Scottish Salmon & Fregola, which was buttery crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. It consisted of Fregola (an ancient form of artisanal oven-roasted couscous), Confit Tomato, Herbs, Rapini, Minced Garlic, Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette, and Blood Orange Balsamic.
We couldn't end the meal without the incredible sweet treats offered. I'm a pushover for salted caramel, so I chose the salted caramel-filled chocolate soufflé and a decaf latte.