I’m glad you all enjoyed my 2012 book list! Looking forward to crossing off some stellar reads.
We heard about this restaurant through a deal on DailyCandy and further recommendation from Bobby’s co-workers. As the name suggests, it’s located in the city on Wells and Grand. The atmosphere is cozy and intimate, with a varied menu and accommodations for every type of diet.
Including, of course, the specialty cocktail diet. 😉 I couldn’t resist starting out with a Crofton Margarita, made with Patrón Silver, agave nectar, Cointreau and fresh lime juice. I’d say this was more like a martini in terms of strength when compared to the margaritas I’m used to, but even without the salt and “rocks,” it hit the spot and was very refreshing.
We started by ordering an appetizer to share. While we waited, the server brought out fresh sourdough.
The wild mushrooms took a bit longer in the kitchen than anticipated, but we joked with the server that it must be because they were so incredible. By the time they arrived, we realized this wasn’t far off the mark. Served with house made bacon, cracked black peppercorn and brioche, we couldn’t get enough of the great flavor these brought out in the mushrooms, especially when paired with a creamy sauce.
For my entrée, I went with the Amish chicken: herb and chile-dusted chicken breast, buttermilk fried chicken thigh, waffle and ancho-honey butter. Bobby’s co-workers had recommended it and wow, I was not disappointed! The chicken was melt-in-your-mouth good, and the fingerling potatoes it was served over were perfectly cooked. I need to try making ancho-honey butter at home now.
Because of our wait with the mushrooms, the server was kind enough to offer us a complimentary dessert. Who were we to say no? After looking over the options, we decided on the banana cream pie, served with fortified chocolate sauce, salted caramel and macadamia nut brittle. From the description alone, I think you can deduce that it did not take very long for us to clean our plate.
Overall, the food and service were excellent. It’s easy to get in the habit of visiting the same restaurants over and over, but we were glad to break out of our “usual” for the evening.
What new restaurants have you tried and/or are hoping to try near you?
I hope you all had wonderful weekends and that your Monday is off to a great start!