As much as I love going out for dinner, Valentines Day seems to be one of the worst days for this. I told Chad that I would much rather stay home, and he agreed. He then surprised me with a dinner from Alon’s Bakery. It was 6 courses and was absolutely wonderful, and a surprise.
Lobster bisque with a dollop of creme fraiche. It was absolutely divine. I am not a huge fan of lobster… Wow I just heard the sound of multiple browsers shutting down. Remember I never claimed to be a food critic, I just really love to eat. This lobster bisque was wonderful it had huge chunks of lobster in it, and a touch of sherry. If you can get this, I highly recommend it.
Jicama, Golden Tomato & Avacado with basil lime dressing in a radicchio cup. This was very interesting, I loved the Avacado and the dressing. Jicama is pretty good, but the texture threw me off at first. This was quite good and really pretty.
Roasted Beef Tenderloin, whipped potatoes, baby zucchini and carrots with a wine Demi glacé. I love beef tenderloin. This was the main course and I was impressed the beef was tender and the mashed potatoes wonderfully buttery. Chad bought some special plates to make the presentation even prettier.
Arugula Panzanella Salad with vincotto, strawberry and shaved fennel. I love the flavor that fennel brings to everything. I am a huge fan of anise, this was a delicious salad. The flavor of the strawberries with the fennel was perfect.
The fabulous cheese plate. This included a Tour de Marze Brie, midnight moon Gouda, and Cana de Oveja included with roasted almonds and a pear jelly and a peppered cracker. All the cheese was good but my favorite was the Gouda. Oh and these were more of the new plates.
Flourless chocolate cake with strawberry cream, fresh strawberry and chocolate shards. This wasn’t like a normal Flourless chocolate cake like the volcano cakes. It was more like a hard pudding and mousse. The strawberry cream with the dark chocolate was wonderful.
Sixth and a half course:
House made Bon Bons! I ended up with my favorite, salted dark chocolate and caramel.
New Belgium’s Lips of Faith – Cocoa Mole. YUM!
So for $99.00 you get dinner for two. Six courses. This is an incredible value, and absolutely delicious. I highly recommend it to anyone who doesn’t like the madness of Valentines day out.