I went back to Gotham West Market for another food experience. The first day after ramen, Cannibal wasn't going to open till 5pm and I wasn't going to return that day. This time I had another person with me so I could order more things.
We ended up sharing a salami plate, cheese plate, roasted Japanese yam with sea salt and the pigs head terrine (for me).
The yam was glorious. It was buttery and the skin on the outside caramelized like a candied yam. I barely needed to add sea salt as I ended up eating it with everything else we ordered. It went well with everything. I am partial to all yams, however, so this is not surprising.
The pigs head terrine could have used a bit more pickly-vinegary flavor or a lime on the side, but I love my head cheese so I'd get it again (and again).
We let our server pick the salumi and cheeses for us. I liked the meat on the far right the best. Our cheese selection was a soft cow's milk, sharp blue and a mild gruyere of which the soft and blue stood out the most for me.
I had a lime-heavy rum drink which I'd go back for again plus they have negroni and Manhattans on tap! They also had his favorite beer, hobgobiln, which means I can drag him back again without complaint (plus he ate most of the yam).