This place has been at the top of my list for awhile because I’ve only heard great things about their food and I’m so glad I had a chance to check it out.
Before we talk about the beginnings of The Hill at Muza, we gotta bring it back to Muza, the Handmade European Food restaurant located downstairs that started in 2007. To get the full experience (with pictures from where they started), you have to check it out on their website. It’s fascinating how this two-tier food destination started out as a tiny little brick building somewhere in Troy.
The Hill at Muza, it’s my understanding, has a little more of a laid-back feel than to its sister Muza. The Hill is where you’re going to get quick bites, less-formal foods, but just because they’re less formal doesn’t mean they’re any less flavorful.
To start, we ordered the Potato Pancake Disco Balls. Imagine pancakes, rolled into a ball and crispier. I could spend all night eating those, they were amazing. The mix of the potato, cheddar, onion, paired with Sour Pickle-Dill Cream. I’m still telling everyone about how delicious they were. For my entree, I ordered the Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich, “Double Schnitzels, Smoked Gruyere, Pickled Tomato Relish, Charred-Lemon Aioli, Greens, Brioche, Chips.” I love fried chicken sandwiches and I was curious about the added cheese but my first bite is where I learned two things. First, schnitzel is not just fried chicken, it’s different and a completely different consistency and cheese on it is the best idea anyone has ever had. My boyfriend saved some of his to take home and I was so sad I had finished mine, it was so good. All of the food coming out of the kitchen looked fantastic but don’t sleep especially on those disco balls.