Happy Wednesday! How is the post weekend fun on Wednesday, you ask? Because I’m just getting to the post!! 😂
Hubs and I managed a little get away his past weekend. This was all planned prior to Hurricane Matthew. Fortunately, the Tampa Bay Area only got some wind and rain- nothing atypical for rainy season.
Hubs did well once again and booked us at the Epicurean Hotel in our SoHo (Historic Hyde Park). One of our favorite resturants, Haven, is in the area, but we have never stayed the weekend, so this was a treat!
Coffee and Spirits bar….
We decided to go down to Élevage to see what they had to offer. We sat at the bar for happy hour and snacks..
Saturday night we returned to Élevage but for dinner. I had the best tomato soup EVER for an appetizer It was a roasted tomato soup with fregola (a type of pasta from Sardinia) and baby tomatoes. The bowl was brought to the table and poured hot (over the fregola and tomatoes) from a ceramic container at the table. And those 3 thingys in the soup?? Grilled cheese soldiers! A nouveau twist on a timeless classic!
Hubs and I decided in the dinner for two:
Dry aged Porterhouse steak (from Bern’s right across the street) with horseradish potatoes, pork belly creamed spinach and onion rings. A side of a Cabernet – Rosemary steak sauce completed the meal. Wow…..was a THAT to die for!!!
As if dinner wasn’t enough, across the plaza within the hotel, is a dessert place Chocolate Pi.Note the symbol for Pi and not the traditional pie! Love it!! Ready to see what kind of trouble we got in here????Clockwise: Wedding cupcake with vanilla bean frosting; cookie dough macaroons; dark chocolate Bon Bons; milk chocolate and peanut butter Bon Bons.
We ended our evening indulgence at the hotel’s roof top bar Edge. I wish my phone could have shown you the night view from the roof! Maybe when I get that iPhone 7… Hint hint!!
Sunday brought brunch at the same restaurant (guess we liked it,huh?)Bon Jour, Croque Monsieur! Have you had or heard of this dish? It’s ham, brioche and mornay (Béchemel sauce with Gruyère cheese). Oh.em.GEE! Topped with some mixed greens! It was an instant favorite!
Overall, you can see we had a great weekend together. If you are in the Tampa Bay Area, make your way to Historic Hyde Park and see these places and more!
Thanks for reading! ❤️