Everyone loves rotisserie chicken. But no one eats it as much as we do in our family. Well, except for maybe Evan and Sarah Rich of Rich Table. After all, their newly opened spinoff was inspired by their family’s favorite weeknight meal. RT Rotisserie is the product of the duo’s evolving lifestyle and practical desire for casual fare – but with the same thoughtful and inspired approach as their acclaimed Hayes Valley restaurant. Erica and I had the chance to taste the menu recently and honestly, it was amazing. Rotisserie chicken, pork and cauliflower are all prepared the same way before serving: with a signature brine of buttermilk, umami powder, garlic, and Douglas Fir, and brushed with a smoked, roasted garlic oil and finished with fresh herbs like dill, shiso, parsley and mint. The standouts, besides the chicken, are the cauliflower and the dipping sauces. An entire head of cauliflower is roasted to tenderness and served over beet hummus – it’s so flavorful, I could easily devour it as a main course. The dipping sauces, which include a Douglas Fir sour cream and an herbaceous chimichurri make you wanna dunk everything in them. They’re that good. We can’t wait to return with our own families!
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