Matt and I had the pleasure of going out on a date last night. My parents are visiting and thanks to sleep training, after we put Mazen to bed we were free to explore the city!
Since having a baby who might need us to drop everything and come home at any second combined with the fact that we often don’t have hours to spend over a multi-course meal, we’ve really been into bar hopping these days.
So our date took us to two different bars where we got drinks and appetizers.
First the new Glass Haus Kitchen, which I’ve been eying for months! The atmosphere, décor and menu all completely exceeded our expectations. The entrees are quite pricy, but I do want to go back for a fancy dinner sometime in the future.
I should have taken my DSLR with me, but instead I just have a handful of phone photos. The lighting was incredible!
The drink menu featured some really interested hand-crafted cocktails. I’m usually a wine, beer or Manhattan girl when I go out, but in the spirit of trying something new, I went for a cocktail. It blew me away! Despite being really sweet, this drink had some major depth to it. It really grew on me over time and I want to go back for another tonight!
What I do remember about the menu was that it featured a flavored liqueur with pink peppercorns, rosemary and cardamom with Bulliet Rye and candied ginger on the side.
We shared the homemade tater tots with a pimento aioli to eat.
We had an AMAZING bartender, Justin, who went above and beyond to help us find the perfect glass of wine. When we did, we decided to share one and he split it between two glasses for us – with a generous pour. Three cheers for Justin!
We shared a Charcuterie platter with local meats and grilled bread and Salmon gravlax with whole wheat pancakes (!) and a salmon mousse and roe butter. Both were awesome!!
Since it was a special night we decided to peek at the dessert menu to see if anything tempted us. The Pecan Bourbon Bar with Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream did just that. It was awesome – especially the ice cream half : )
Such a fun night and a nod to our pre-baby days. But we were quite happy to gaze lovingly at our baby on the monitor when we got home <3