Best Thing We Ate

Best Thing We Ate: Le Pichet's Smoked Black Cod

By Leslie Kelly  |  February 18, 2014
Credit: Leslie Kelly

We're so used to seeing black cod seared and sauteed that it was a startling delight to spot this different preparation at Le Pichet. Here, the ultra-rich fish is lightly smoked and served chilled with rye bread crostini. Caught off the Washington state coast, the fish has a strong enough flavor to hold up to the smoky preparation, which transforms it into a vehicle for complexity and depth. Our chosen pairings for the dish? The bar's Cote du Rhone, available by the glass. For a truly addictive bite, load up a slab of bread with the silky fish and a slice of house-made pickle. This dish is generously portioned to share although it's good enough that you might just want to hoard it all for yourself. 

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