Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hobnobbing with The Prince of Wales

Actually, I drank a Prince of Wales. This past week we met C and P at Acacia for dinner.

Before dinner we checked in at the bar and perused the newest offerings. While hubby went the conventional route of Hendrick's Gin and Tonic with cucumber. I branched out and tried The Prince of Wales containing:
  • Wild Turkey Rye
  • Muddled pineapple
  • Luxardo
  • Bitters
  • Sparkling wine

It was delicious! And served up in those great glasses.

For dinner we stuck to the 3 courses for $23 special and ordered a bottle of Livewire Cabernet Sauvignon.

The ramp vichyssoise was fabulous, graced with creme fraiche and a sprinkling of chives.

Hanger steak, stuffed chicken, and flounder were the entree orders. All were good, but my hubby's flounder was extrodinary. If I had known how fantastic this fish would be, I would have ordered it (still skittish about fish).

For dessert: Espresso cake with chocolate malt ice cream. Yummy, yummy! And yellow cake with lavender ice cream. C really liked this pairing, but after P said the ice cream tasted like bed and breakfast soap, the dish took on a new meaning.

We have been to Acacia several times since the new year. We have enjoyed each visit. Style Weekly made a good choice in crowning it Restaurant of the Year. Even The Prince of Wales would be happy here.

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1 comment:

Cindy said...

The soap comment made me laugh since we were there last night. It was another enjoyable visit for us too. I didn't have the lavender ice cream, but the bite I had of my husband's ginger cake that went with it was fabulous. But I'm partial to that yummy espresso cake!