Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Now that we have the disclaimers out of the way...
As we cozied up in a (square) table alongside the wall, the first thing I noticed was a stellar beer selection up on the board featuring many of my favorite local brews: Moonlight Death & Taxes, a Trumer Pils, and some Russian River selections including Blind Pig, my choice for the evening. No Pliny the Elder, though, or I surely would have indulged.
The menu actually pleased me with a simple typeface and a simple selection, including a couple of apps, a couple of salads, and the ability to craft a pizza out of a limited but thoughtful selection of meat and veggie toppings. We ordered a spinach salad, which came with Belfiore feta (props to Pi Bar for supporting a local cheese producer), red and yellow toybox tomatoes, and ground Italian sausage ... the perfect way to get your date on board with the salad! We also ordered a pizza with pepperoni, kalamata olive, and mushroom which arrived as pepperoni, olive and onion. No worries as my love for pizza is infinite!
Also noteworthy, the classic pies at Pi r still round (not squared).
Groan. And with that, I will leave you with my favorite geeky math cartoon. Happy Wednesday!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
We sailed up for a quick glass of wine to celebrate Rachel's engagement. (Congrats, Rachel and John!) After a bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape and a hello from Chef Gaby (our French cuisine instructor from Kitchen on Fire) we decided to linger a while longer.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The weekend really began over a bubbly lunch at the Rotunda.
Of course we sampled the popovers with strawberry butter (which tasted like a warm and spreadable version of Haagen Daaz strawberry ice cream). I warmed up with a split of Moet rose and nibbled on a shrimp and quinoa salad. We finished the meal with a shared dessert ... a chocolate bombe that was a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Well, most of you reading this probably know I didn't exactly eat the chocolate, but my friends seemed quite delighted.
I was feeling spoiled, spirited, and a little bit sassy!