Late posting this, but we ate at Death & Taxes in Raleigh over New Year’s weekend. First visit since we went for the Firestarter meal with Sean Brock last May. In a word, amazing. We started with char grilled oysters and the main was a perfectly cooked steak with sides of pickled foraged mushrooms and her signature Aligot potatoes. We knew we did good when the runner said we had the ‘perfect order’ when it was brought out. Great bottle of pinot to pair with the meal. Ashley Christensen has definitely upped her game with this new restaurant. Everything was perfect, not a single complaint or improvement needed. Food and service were spot on wonderful.
Before dinner we had cocktails at Foundation. Wonderful bourbon bar with top notch crafted cocktails. I also overhead one of my new favorite phrases. ‘Put a Sazerac on the Blackshear’. I believe we like Foundation a bit better than Fox Liquor Bar, but that is just personal preference since we tend more heavily to bourbon and rye cocktails. I had a Captain Morgan which is a cocktail version of coke and peanuts. May have to make some peanut orgeat to recreate that at home.