Update: Regi’s is now closed
Since I moved to Federal Hill about four years ago, Regi’s has been on my list. It’s one of the oldest spots in the neighborhood and I’ve only ever heard positive things from friends. When I heard that there was a new chef in the kitchen, I knew it was finally time to check this neighborhood spot out.
Chef TJ sent out some of his favorite dishes from the new menu and my friend and I were blown away by everything.
The meal started with a White Bean Bruschetta; the charred bread was topped with creamy hummus, swiss chard, and caramelized garbanzo beans. The bread was awesome and really held up to the toppings. It was also a lemon forward dish and we couldn’t get enough.
We also had the Seared Saku Tuna which was cooked perfectly. I love a lightly seared tuna and I will for sure be back for this dish. The highlight of this is when you have a bite of the daikon salsa with the seared tuna and a bit of wasabi aioli – it’s a perfect bite.
I’m a lover of all things Mac & Cheese – so of course a BBQ Mac & Cheese is one I want to try. The cheesy creamy noodles were topped with applewood BBQ pulled pork and it was a delicious combo. But my favorite part was the swiss chard mixed into the pasta. It added such a nice texture and I’m drooling just thinking about it.
When someone says ‘White Bean Stew’, I picture a big bowl of broth with some floating beans inside. Chef TJ completely flipped my thoughts about white bean stew on their head with this dish. A herb pesto sauce was topped with creamy white beans, swiss chard, and crispy confit chicken. This dish was so comforting. I would love to cuddle up with this white bean stew on a cold winter night. This was my favorite dish of the night.
Fortunately for us, we were also able to try the Thick Cut Ribeye Steak – it was cooked to a perfect medium rare and the crust on the meat was out of this world. It was packed with an oniony-garlicky flavor and even though we were so full from all of Chef TJ’s delicious creations, we couldn’t turn down this tasty treat.
The steak was served with a side of Loaded Warm Potato Salad. With sour cream, bacon, and cheese, what’s not to love with this side?
I’m thrilled that I had a chance to check out this neighborhood spot and I’m looking forward to heading back to try the rest of Chef’s creations.
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While this meal was paid for by Regi’s, all views here stated are my own.