We went to Orchids at Palm Court on Friday evening. Orchids has been named Cincinnati's top restaurant for 3 year's in a row by Zagat and 5 year's in a row by Cincinnati Magazine.
I was excited to treat Rob to such a decadent meal!
The typical Espresso order
Three amazing breads
Three options to dress our breads
Amuse Bouche - saffron cauliflower custard with creme fraiche and chives
We both chose the Maine Lobster Salad
An order of Blue Cheese Beignets for the table
I had the Cauliflower Bisque
Rob went with the Marinated Herring
Rob had the Red Snapper "En Papillote"
I chose the Roasted Duck Breast
Another treat to end the meal
It was an evening to remember and it's safe to say we'll be back soon! We'll also be trying the Saturday Tea this coming weekend. I'm looking forward to that!
After dinner we ordered Todd Kelly's cookbook. You can order online here
To round out the weekend we went to Via Vite for Sunday Brunch
Creamy white polenta with Italian sausage and fried egg
Pizaa "Milanese" with grilled asparagus, poached egg and Parmigiano. This might be some of the best pizza I've ever had!
After these dishes it was time for a nap...these are definitely day "ruiners," perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.