Saturday, July 12, 2008

I Had A Dirty Little Secret

Dirty Little Secret, originally uploaded by tommiea1.

This evening Husband and I had a date at The Short Story Brasserie ....from their own website:

This brasserie brings a world of flavor and culinary adventure to you in the same spirit that Hemingway brought the sight, sounds and flavors of the world to his readers.

This restrauant is definitly in our top five meals EVER eaten. It is housed above their wine store called The Wine Cache....those who know me 'for reals' will know why I thought this was a very good sign to a great evening! The restrauant is very small with maybe nine tables with great decor...(ps, they used the same colors as in my home, so I was smitten with the decor!) There were some poppy prints that I loved! Now for the good stuff.....

Like any good story, it started with a Prelude......Aperitifs Classique: Both Husband and I had a Lillet Blanc, a little drink made with wine with a fruit liquor served with an orange twist. I am not a big mixed drink gal, but this was to die for! I was seriously loving it. Yeah, off to a great start for the evening.

Next the Introduction: American Artisan Crafted Cheese Plate. Aged cheddar, a creamy goat, a crumbly blue, and one other one that was seared before serving. Wine and cheese...I think I had that for dinner several times while Husband was deployed!

Part II - Hot Small Plates:
I had Warm Chèvre & Tomato Tart, Basil very flaky!!

Husband had Fricassee of Maine Lobster with Wild Mushroom &Herb Gnocchi.

Part III - The Large Plates
: I had salmon with a seared foie gras. It was my first time to have foie gras. It had a very interesting texture, but it was amazing with the salmon and the pinot noir I was drinking.

The Dénouement…I had a
Dirty Little Secret. A plate of fresh berries and chocolate filled truffles, as well as a hand dipped strawberry. I normally only have dessert if restaurants have creme brule (which Husband had) ....but who can resist a dirty little secret.

So, if you are anywhere in central OH, it is about thirty minutes east of Columbus. It has only opened this week, but we will definitely eat here again when we are in town to see the in-laws. It was great fun getting dressed up and going on a date!

PS, I felt like a food critic doing an article for a restaurant review snapping pics of my plates!


gina said...

Did you get a discount because they thought you were a food critic? ;) That would be cool. Sounds like a fabulous evening.

On a limb with Claudia said...

Hurray for date night! I'm so very very glad you took the opportunity to spend some time together sans kiddos. (He goes back to work on Tuesday? is that right?) And what a meal!!

I love the way you love each other!

Libby said...

I'm positively swooning over here! What a dinner date!!

Janet said...

EVERYthing sounds (and looks) delicious! My kind of restaurant :-)

MamaGeek said...

Dude. You MUST be a food critic when you grow up. :)

And I'm so glad you got a date out like that. That sounds LOVELY.

Joanna said...

(Wipes drool off of chin) Looks good and sounds like you had a great time.

megz_mum said...

O that meal sounds good!