Favorite restaurant in Wisconsin, so far–

img_1134 img_1121 img_1138 img_1125BOOM!  Here it is…our favorite restaurant in all of Wisconsin, so far. . .a place on Willy Street in the heart of Madison called “A Pig in a Fur Coat.”  This joint ROCKS!

A Pig in a Fur Coat is owned and run by a dude called Dan and his wife, Bonnie. . .Dan was cited by the James Beard folks as a rising star chef back in 2013, and Bonnie is a seasoned sommelier and solid front-of-house person. . .plus, the rest of the staff are spot on–the host seats us efficiently, our server is a totally chill guy called Christian who guides us smoothly through our entire meal with some laughs along the way. . .mmmm, aaaahh–we love this place!

The menu is packed with delicious-sounding items. . .lots of them are small plates and snack-sized for easy gobbling and enjoyment of the bold flavors that lie in each creation.  We order seven dishes and get busy inhaling them all because everything is so good. . .a rabbit mousse thing–delectable…special meatballs–magical…raviolo with egg yolk and brown butter–I want more NOW…grilled octopus–delicate and totally gobble-worthy…scallops–yummy…bucatini–al dente pasta dish the proceeds from which will be sent to earthquake victims in Italy…plus so much more. . .all of this is washed down with a Sicilian red from the Mt. Etna region–perfect, we love it!

Other dishes that we see other people ingesting include a wagyu rib-eye and a really moist-looking roasted turkey leg. . .damn, we wanna come back to this place again and again and eat everything that Dan is cooking and drink everything that Bonnie is selecting.

So, this place is easily the number one-ranked restaurant in all of Wisconsin for us, so far. . .easygoing setting, great staff, fabulous cooking, and wonderful wine.  Please have a meal here at A Pig in a Fur Coat if you ever find yourself hangin’ in Madtown. . .you will love it–I gar-ron-taaayy!

To see more stupendous images from around our teeny tiny planet simply click on a location of your choice in the category menu on the ‘About’ page of this blog. . .do it. . .so much to see and soooo little time.

It’s lovely out there.

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