Saturday, August 8, 2015

Lindey's

Study break dinner date! We're one week out from finals week, so scurry :( I need to be consoled by tasty food...

"I can't choose." Everything on the menu sounded amazing, it was so hard to decide what to get >.<

Schofferhofer grapefruit beer and bellini. I don't generally like beer but I like this beer. And this was the first bellini I've experienced in my life, but man I've been missing out. 

Baby kale and arugula salad with dried apricots, heirloom tomatoes, crispy pancetta, queso fresco, bbq spiced pumpkin seeds, and peach & jalapeno vinaigrette. I think the key to how great this was was the dressing and the dried apricots. I gotta try to make something like this at home, I would eat so much more vegetables if all salads tasted this good. 

Shrimp and lobster risotto with garlic, grilled asparagus, lobster butter, and parmesan reggiano cheese. I said whoa out loud after the first bite because this stuff is bananas.

New zealand lamb with haricot verts, red wine lamb jus, and crispy leeks. This dish did not disappoint. Alternating bites of my risotto + Khoi's lamb = party in me mouth.

Lindey's post mortem: chocolate brownie, coffee ice cream, and kahlua hot fudge. In retrospect, we could've chosen something lighter since we were both so full already, but I couldn't say no to bites of hot fudge brownie and creamy ice crema. 

We had the best view for people watching (this restaurant was hopping)

Outdoor patio dining, umbrellas and torches and all. I'm summering like a boss.

169 E. Beck St.
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 228-4343

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Columbus Restaurant Week 2015: Latitude 41

Columbus restaurant week takes place twice a year, once in the winter and once in the summer. I've only been to restaurant week in the winter so far (need good food to get through the dreary cold...) and was really excited for this meal. Latitude 41 is a restaurant that's part of the Renaissance Hotel downtown, and I've always wanted to dine here because the name sounds so...grand. I didn't have high expectations because their yelp reviews have been mediocre, so I was very pleasantly surprised with our experience.

Our dranks: Philadelphia sour (left), elderflower collins (right). Both drinks were refreshing yet strong.

Latitude caprese with heirloom tomatoes, laurel valley mozzarella, olive oil, and rooftop garden basil. This is very classic, but I loved the presentation with the multicolored tomatoes (so cool), and everything was fresh.

Watermelon gazpacho with crab, fennel, and garden herbs. The combination of watermelon and crab was crazy unexpected but went together surprisingly well.

Grilled cap steak with potato pave, farmers' market vegetables, and sauce foyot. This was the star dish of the night. The steak was cooked perfectly, the potato was crispy on the outside but melted in your mouth, and everything went together spectacularly. Khoi ordered this but I kept stealing forkfuls...oops >.<

Bouillabaise with fresh fish and shellfish, eleni christina baguette, and spicy saffron broth. The seafood they used was very fresh and high quality (the mussels and shrimp were ginormous) and the broth was rich.

Strawberry soup with plantain, aged balsamic, and cilantro powder. This dish was beautiful and tasted great, although a tad more tart than I would prefer ('twas fine at first, but after a couple of spoonfuls it became too much).

Coconut panna cotta with mango gelee, folsom & pines micro basil, and spicy tuille. I loved this dessert and wished that it would not end. 

So pleased with his steak he is ^^

50 N 3rd St.
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 233-7541

Saturday, July 4, 2015

June Recent Eats

Happy July 4th, world! This post won't be July 4th related unfortunately, but I will be recapping all the fantastic food I've experienced over the past month since I finally have a two day weekend and hence some time off to update. So here goes...

Restaurants 


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Rome-ing through Italy

So. I'm halfway through my first rotation in school. All I do in my free time is look through my Europe photos because I already want to be on vacation again and eat gelato multiple times a day :( I figured I should write a blog post about my trip ASAP before I become even more immersed in the school year and forget to do this completely. 

The Guild House Columbus

A new Cameron Mitchell restaurant opened in Cbus several months ago, and I've been pretty darn curious. We finally made it here for a celebratory dins after my board exam last month and the food here is crazy delicious.