You Need To Try This is a running archive of all the awesome drinks and delicious dishes we’ve come across over the course of our professional and private lives.
Early this past Friday evening I sat for four or five dishes at the recently opened Published on Main Street. The best among them was the beautifully composed pasta dish pictured above. I haven’t asked chef Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson for a total breakdown of its parts, but here’s the basic skinny: Five top-seared cubes of dense, well-seasoned farmer’s sausage set among five perfect agnolotti stuffed with creamy fresh cheese — basically a gussied-up Mennonite feast of pork and dumplings. The concentrated, smoke-licked taste of the toothsome, maillard-reacted meat was something special (the stuff of prairie summer sunset bonfires), while the gentle, lemon-lit dill sauce under the
pierogies agnolotti was a gift to every bite. I imagine the menus at this new restaurant will change with the seasons, but I’m selfishly hoping this plate – as well as the hot and dreamy ‘Healing Broth’ bowl (not pictured) – will be constant. Also not pictured: a superb rendition of the French 75 cocktail by bar manager Nicole Cote.