Oysters on the Half Shell w/ lemon and sauce finadene
We started with these gorgeous Oysters on the Half Shell. They were cool, fresh and invigorating. The sauce finadene that came as a topper was light and flavorful.
Chinatown Duck Sliders, w/ shiitake, chinese greens, bacon
Next came these flavorful Chinatown Duck Sliders, adorned with shiitake mushrooms, "chinese greens" (I'm assuming Bok Choy?), and bacon. What a great melting pot of flavors. This was Nick's first time tasting duck, and I'm pretty sure he's sold on it now. That should give you an idea of how good these sliders were. Full of flavor, and with healthy greens. The duck itself was delicious and juicy - not at all too chewy. Loved them!
Roast Suckling Pig w/ earl grey prune, maitake, artichoke, and mashed potatoes
Finally, we rounded out our meal with the hearty Roast Suckling Pig, which came with earl grey prunes, maitake mushrooms, artichoke, and mashed potatoes. We both enjoyed this plate as well. I don't care for mushrooms or prunes, but the artichoke, mashed potatoes, and pork were absolutely delicious.
We had a great time at Maven. The food was delicious and prompt, even on a Friday night and with a full house. Our table on the upstairs level had it's own hostess/waitress, and she was delightfully friendly and knowledgeable. To tie the experience together, the lovely ambiance set a trendy, romantic mood to the dinner.