Eggs-traordinary: Whelk's Green-Goddess Deviled Eggs are GQ's top dish
Updated 1:24 pm, Thursday, July 25, 2013
Have you had the Green-Goddess Deviled Eggs at The Whelk seafood restaurant on Riverside Avenue? No? Then you're missing out on the No. 1 dish among "The 50 Best Things to Eat and Drink Right Now," according to GQ magazine.
In the August issue of the men's glossy magazine, food writer Alan Richman offers the opinion that the Green-Goddess Deviled Eggs at the popular restaurant in the town's Saugatuck neighborhood are superior to anything else you can eat or drink these days. Better than the second-best dish -- the Chinese-Pork Belly Sandwich at Butcher & Bee in Charleston, S.C. -- and 11 spots better than the top drink, Mikkeler's "Nelson Sauvin Brut" Belgian wild ale.
"This has been the breakout year for deviled eggs, forgotten except in southern and midwestern kitchens. I ate them across the country, but none came close to this complex and captivating variation: yolks mashed and mixed with a homemade green-goddess dressing (creamy, tangy, and once as beloved as ranch), then stuffed into egg-white halves," Richman writes.
"The dish gets better. The eggs are topped with two elements similar in texture but opposite in character -- crunchy, sweet pickled onions and crunchy, sweet baconlike guanciale. Or you can have your deviled eggs with fried oysters on top. Both are right."
Bill Taibe is the chef at The Whelk, which opened at 575 Riverside Ave. in 2012 and is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 4:30 p.m. Details: http://www.thewhelkwestport.com
To check out GQ's rave review for The Whelk's Green-Goddess Deviled Eggs and the 49 runners-up, go here: http://bit.ly/149SvVo