One of the most lauded on our ambitious list of 'must eats' was Traif in Williamsburg. We were super excited to try this place because of the rave reviews so sought out a first seating of theiro tiny 40 seater eatery.
Traif is a yiddish word for food that doesn't conform with the Jewish dietary laws of kashrut so as expected there was a lot of pork. We began the meal with a complimentary pea soup amuse bouche, then sampled grilled scallops on risotto (pea), penne with garden vegetables (which turned out to be more peas), then grilled pork with seasonal vegetables (peas again). le sigh. We didn't intentionally choose all dishes were peas but I guess this farm to table restaurant had little choice but to include it in all the dishes.
The pork ribs were disappointingly firm and dry, not fall off the bone tender however, the strawberry pomegranate glaze was heavenly.
It's a beautiful restaurant filled with attractive people and the food was executed well enough though I would argue that for the same cost there are better options in the great foodie city of New York. A little diversity in their vegetables wouldn't hurt either.