Update – 6/1/2011
LAKEWOOD, OHIO – Caught up with a new content marketing/social media contact yesterday.
Killer selection of microbrews, wine and vintage cocktails. As I’ve mentioned in other reviews, I have a soft spot for deconstructed, minimalist and organic, slow-grown products.
I’ve also had an ongoing love affair with Chilean wine lately, mainly malbecs. They carry one of my favorite pinots, Llai Llai, which I actually went with last time.
I decided to go for the sauvignon blanc this time (mentioned in the 806 Martini/Wine review), called La Capostolle.
It was okay (still prefer German rieslings), and paired well with the salad, which was listed as grilled on the menu.
Chagrined, I asked if they could serve it rare (sashimi, sushi, carpaccio, tartare geek), and was pleasantly surprised when the server made a point of asking and finding out they could.
Compliments to executive chef Demetrios Atheneos and sous chef Lee Robinson. Everything was farm-fresh, immaculate: local egg, potato, french beans, grape tomatoes and kalamata olives. Nom Nom.
Tony went with the Reuben, and in retrospect I should have taken him up on the offer to try a piece. Love brisket, rye bread — and this one had the whole shebang: montreal-style brisket, gruyere, rye bread and chips.
Perhaps persnickety, but if I’d gotten it I might have asked if they carry dill spears as well lol.
All washed down the Old Fashioned way: Makers Mark bourbon, bitters, sugar, water, maraschino cherry and orange — impeccably mixed.
Next time I wanna try the Moscow Mule: russian standard, ginger beer, sugar syrup, lime juice, mint and lime.
First-rate menu, service, conversation and company.