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2003 was my bartending watershed year, the point in time that introduced me to a properly mixed martini: gin with goodly vermouth, and stirred, not shaken, as was vogue. Chicken tenders recipe healthy I was waiting tables and drinking in New York City in the midst of a cocktail renaissance that predated Richmond’s by a decade. Chicken tenders recipe ideas But that elixir wasn’t from one of the city’s trendsetting bottle churches — it was knocked back at The Sea Grill in Rockefeller Center overlooking the ice-skating rink. Chicken tenders recipe oven Martinis were classic at this tourist bar, as was seafood.

Baked chicken fingers panko The restaurant offered a middle ground between grubbing at Red Lobster and dining on the haute plates cast from Le Bernardin’s pantry. Crispy chicken fingers recipe East Coast Provisions’ approachable menu and casual, contemporary elegance reminds me of that Rock Center standard.

Like The Sea Grill, East Coast Provisions is owned by a restaurant group, and of all the Richmond Restaurant Group stores including The Hill Café, The Daily Kitchen & Bar, Pearl Raw Bar and both locations of The Hard Shell, East Coast is, by far, the sexiest. Easy chicken fingers A name change and a $750,000 renovation transformed the dark dining room and tinkling water features of Carytown’s Water Coastal Kitchen into an open multistory with mirrored, aqua booths encased behind glass walls. How to cook chicken fingers Looking upstairs from the host stand is like staring into a teal Monterey Beach Barbie Dreamhouse. How to make homemade chicken fingers You can see the action on both floors.

What to order? The Salt Air Margarita and broiled oysters, to start. Deep fried chicken tenders recipe You’ll need a sip and a snack to give the massive menu its due. Chicken strips recipe ideas Executive chef Trevor Knotts, formerly of The Betty on Davis, The Daily, and EAT by Pescados, fleshed out the bill of fare, which includes whole, roasted fish, steak, sushi, caviar and a raw bar, assisted by operating partner and RRG executive chef Michelle Williams, and corporate executive chef Mike Ledesma, who once headed Patina. Zaxby’s chicken fingers recipe You can taste Williams’ influence in the sushi menu, where I gravitate to maki: compact bites you needn’t stuff your mouth to eat. Dipping sauce for chicken fingers East Coast avoids the heavy sauces currently popular in favor of balance and fresh garnishes. Oven chicken fingers California rolls are made with king crab, not surimi. Chicken fingers recipe fried The fried lobster, sorrel and avocado combo deftly melds, no soy sauce or wasabi needed. Deep fried chicken fingers recipe One exception is the truffled sashimi — salmon, tuna and hamachi — that sinks into a deep bowl of ponzu, chili and truffle oils I’d prefer on the side. Chicken strips recipe oven The liquids overwhelm, an edible dominatrix that overpowers the delicate raw fish.

Try the fried hearts of palm “calamari” appetizer, a new vegan seafood tower staple. How to make chicken strips batter Battered rings of hearts of palm mimic the bouncy, meaty texture of fried squid. Zaxby’s chicken finger plate calories Blistered cherry tomatoes become encapsulated marinara. Recipe chicken fingers Also try the whole, meltingly tender pompano with Brussels sprouts. Baked chicken tenders calories The kitchen separates the leaves and adds apples and candied walnuts, turning a ubiquitous wintry veg into a nutty, tart chopped salad.

Where East Coast occasionally eddies is with over/under seasoning. Cooking chicken tenders on stove The meaty, tarragon lobster roll has a pinch of too much herb, a blackened chicken sandwich needs less cooking and more blackening. Homemade chicken tenders fried The restaurant could train up some servers, too; one scraped and stacked our dishes into a crockery Jenga tower. Baked chicken strips in oven Another swooped up appetizer plates without asking. How to make chicken strips in the oven Sayonara, awesome sauce. How long to cook chicken tenders at 350 My final quibble: the wine list. Arby’s chicken tenders calories Instead of a West Coast offering, how about an East Coast wine option by the glass? They’re lower in body and alcohol, and a better fit for the “provisions” theme of seafood from the East Coast, though it should be noted there are several Virginia wines available by the bottle. They could save the West Coast-heavy list for RRG’s sibling restaurant, West Coast Provisions, set to open next spring in Short Pump.

For dessert, try this fairy tale ending of cereal milk panna cotta with brûléed bananas and blackberries canoodling cushy gelatin, raspberry dust and cardamom-scented cornflakes. Making chicken fingers There’s an East Coast legend that says you shouldn’t eat any sweets after seafood except for Atlantic Beach pie, else you may fall ill. Dip for chicken fingers Ignore it. Sauce for chicken fingers At East Coast Provisions, don’t miss that panna cotta.