Witness seafood glory -
Octopus has long remained in high standing in the realm of seafood delicacies because of its rich taste and incredible texture, but its appeal has nearly been lost in Western culture. We are often afraid to try new things when we aren't familiar with what they are, staying in our safety zone when it comes to dinner time, but I encourage you to give it a try! There's nothing not to love about this dish.
Octopus has often gotten a bad rep of being overly chewy or tough, but when prepared correctly, with the right ingredients, its texture is unmatched. Often confused with squid, octopus has a taste that is similar to lobster or chicken, and is not overly "fishy". Crunchy on the outside and succulent in the middle, octopus has a mildness and a sweetness to it that pairs perfectly with the rest of the ingredients in the dish.
Typically chopped up and hidden among other ingredients or deep fried to taste like something else, we have instead made the octopus the star of the dish. What you see is what you get, and what you taste.
While this isn't a dish you'd regularly find on the menu on the traditional resturant, we'd like to think that The Foundry isn't traditional. The charred octopus is paired with warm potato puree as well as salsa verde (an rich sauce with a fabulous flavor) and chorizo (a delicious pork sausage) for a completed pallet.