Blue crab fritter at BacchanaliaBacchanalia !
Few dishes have remained on the Bacchanalia tasting menu as long as this ball of lightly fried crabmeat, and for good reason. Bacchanalia has built its reputation on being a pioneer of farm-to-table fine dining. The simplicity of the crab married to its seasonally shifting accoutrements - currently a Thai-style combination of chiles, avocado, and pear - typifies the restaurant's mission. $85.?
STILL THE ONE: Bacchanalia's blue crab fritter was featured in the 2011 edition of 100 Dishes to Eat Before You Die