What You Have to Try at: South End at the Station

Three delicious dishes from South End at the Station



This was my inaugural trip to South End at the Station, and I was more than excited because I had heard nothing but good things about it. I am positive that because of my first lunch experience at South End, I will most definitely be returning (hopefully sooner rather than later)

Starters

Raw Kale Salad
Like most people, I am indeed a fan of what has been unofficially christened as the most fashionable vegetable of the past twelve months, kale. The kale salad at South End came with green chilies, fresh herbs and was lightly tossed with a grilled lemon vinaigrette. At first glance, I was a bit skeptical of how the spice of green chilies would taste on a kale salad, but I am more than happy that I kept an open mind. The chilies added just a hint of welcome spice, which was enjoyable when accompanied with the freshness of the lemon vinaigrette. The salad is quite large, and we were able to split it between three people for an appetizer.

Kale salad


Entrees

S.E. Quiche
I’m not sure if this is a good or a bad thing, but I have definitely had my fare share of quiches. What can I say? Sometimes it is just too darn delicious to pass up. Originally I was going to take a stroll down the healthier route and choose the organic salmon (which I have since had for dinner, also very delicious), but decided to give it a try to compare it to the other quiches that I had tried.

This quiche is, frankly, the most unequivocally delicious quiche that I have ever tried. Unlike most quiches, it was not overly dense and rich like a thick piece of pie. This quiche was extremely light and airy, even whilst sporting bacon and cheese.

Sidebar: let me take a moment to explain the seriousness of the bacon that was in the quiche. It is called Benton’s Country Bacon and is kind of surreally delicious. It is thicker than normal bacon and has a really delightful chew to it. In a moment of weakness I could likely eat a plate of it (actually if you want to, you can! It comes as a side at South End.)

Another spectacular aspect of the quiche was the crust. You know that feeling when you order a quiche and the crust tastes like it was bought right out of the frozen foods section of the grocery store? Forget that jazz, you need to try the crust on the quiche at South End, as it was light, crispy and flaky. 


Quiche


South End Burger
The burger, which I did not personally eat, (but openly gawked at) was served with the same Benton’s bacon as the quiche (in slab form), American cheese, SE burger sauce and hand cut fries. It was described as being perfectly juicy from being cooked at medium rare, and was well complimented by the burger sauce, aioli and condiments.

South End Burger

French Fries

Condiments

Other things you should try:

Chop Chop Salad
Spicy Tuna Poke
Tagliatelle Bolognese
Organic Scottish Salmon
East Coast Halibut

South End at the Station Halibut
(East Coast Halibut)


South End at the Station
36 Pine Street, New Canaan; (203) 966-5200


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