Five Finds on Friday: Nick Moon

by Charlottesville29

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Today’s Five Finds on Friday come from Nick Moon, sous chef of Brasserie Saison, opening next week on the downtown mall. Read all about it here. Moon’s picks:

1) Carne Asada at MAS Tapas. “The best steak in Charlottesville. Period. Perfectly balanced with smoked tomato alioli and a duck fat tortilla, it really doesn’t get any better than that. Throw in an amazing staff and it creates an atmosphere that will keep you coming back again and again.”

2) Polpettine al Forno at Lampo. “Succulent pork and beef meatballs showered with pecorino. Pair that with their house bread and it sets the entire tone of your visit. Great date spot, but come early because Lampo is popular for a reason!”

3) Pimm’s Cup at The Alley Light. “Pimm’s cups are not just light and refreshing in the summertime, but a drink for year round. Watching master mixologist Micah whip up a drink is a true sight to behold. Make sure to check out the amazing nightly specials that Chef Robin has as well, because what is a great drink when not paired with an amazing meal?”

4) Sausage Béchamel at Petit Pois. “Creamy rich béchamel with local sausage over potatoes with perfectly poached eggs and hollandaise. Couple that with a cozy space and great service and you’ll be ready for an evening of leisure.”

5) Cheese Steak Hoagie at Revolutionary Soup. “This is the real deal, sirloin topped with onion, peppers and provolone. Being constantly on the go, I live off of the quick service and the locally sourced goodies that they have. My guilty pleasure after lunch? Chocolate chip cookies by Rachael Pennington.”