Even in heaven you asked for Fruition's pork
Finally went to Fruition Restaurant after months of wanting to try it and it did not disappoint.
Everything about this restaurant is wonderfully understated, as if to make way for the food. The decor of the building (both interior and exterior) is modest and comfortable. The wait staff was very attentive, but without being intrusive. And the food was spectacular. I had the beef culotte with duck fat french fries. These might have been the best french fries I have ever had. My boyfriend had the slow cooked veal. The waitstaff did not even bother to give him a knife--the stuff just melted in your mouth. We had the lemon meringue for dessert and left full and happy.
The space is small, but the table we were given actually had a decent amount of space and privacy. We did not feel cramped, though we could easily hear our neighbors' conversations if we tried. The service was fantastic--the waiter was patient and well-informed, the water was refilled regularly, and they took care of everything we needed without hovering.
I started with the pasta carbonara appetizer, and it was one of my favorite restaurant dishes ever. It was nothing like most pasta carbonara dishes I've tried--the flavors were different, and all complemented each other perfectly. My husband had the potato-wrapped oysters Rockefeller, which was also delicious, and stood out from the standard.
As a main course, I had the duck breast over risotto. The duck was cooked perfectly and the risotto was fantastic. My husband had the beef culotte with duck-fat fries. Again, the meat was perfectly cooked and the flavors were amazing.