A couple weekends ago the hub and I decided it was high time we leave the kids with their Nini (what we call my sisters) and go on a date! A what?
something we had not done since before Mattix was born, and yes he is seven months old now!
Our destination: Healdsburg to try out the Spoon Bar. We had heard great reviews, and I have to say they live up to those lovely things we've heard.
I think the idea of this place is to order a bunch of appetizers and main courses and share..
Don't go here if you don't like to share!
We brought a bottle of wine that we had been saving for a special occasion for a few years..
Fish app: Cobia, avocado, coconut and red onion
Vegetable App: Beets, Tokyo turnip, ash yogurt
Another fish: Crispy soft shell crab, pickled ramps (this was my favorite)
Some cocktails to start, mine was a black berry marg, his a cucumber something or other...I ended up drinking his because I hate the taste of liquor and that's all I tasted in the Marg.
Snack Menu: Asparagus wrapped in pastry, oregano + preserved lemon (this was also amazing!)
Now onto the main course!
Short rib, quinoa, mint, red jalapeno, orange, hen of the wood mushrooms
Our pasta dish was Cavatelli, manila clams, parsley, chili flake and bacon
What I loved about this is you could taste that the pasta was homemade and not out of a box.
Olive oil ice cream- Definitely tastes like Olive oil. I think you need to like olive oil if your going to try this. It definitely tastes like Olive oil. I'm a big fan.
Sweet cream panna cotta with tangerine, mango and macaroons- I don't think amazing quite does this dessert justice.
One weird thing I have to mention is the restrooms. You walk into a big restroom with sinks and mirrors and then there are 4 or 5 stalls like a dressing room that you go into, So essentially men and women are sharing the same bathroom? Once you walk out there are both guys and girls washing their hands. There was one guy just hanging out in there who had had a few, waiting for his wife..Kinda awkward...Maybe I just don't like to fix my self in front of guys?
So there ya have it friends, Overall I would go back. The food and service was great! The restaurant itself has a lovely atmosphere as well!
A successful date night indeed!