Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Vintage Kitchen - Norfolk Restaurant Week

* While the meals were tasty, bad service tainted our experience. It's too bad because I would have loved to continue supporting a local business. 

Vintage Kitchen is known for it's great views and usage of local and regional food which I always appreciate! They were also voted One of America's Best New Restaurants by Conde Nast Traveler in 2006.
Over the weekend we ventured to Norfolk to get a taste of Vintage Kitchen during restaurant week.  I'll admit I wasn't too impressed with the staff at the front of the house, but once we were seated with a nice view of the Elizabeth River and a friendly server, I couldn't complain.

While they did not have any items aside from the restaurant week menu, it did not disappoint. They offered a $30/3 Course meal for dinner.

Five Points Farm Market Sugar Pie Pumpkin Soup With Cinnamon Croutons
The soup was awesome! Sweet and savory...who doesn't like a good pumpkin soup?
21 Day Aged Beef Tournedos With A. Smith Bowman’s Whiskey Peppercorn Sauce
The portion was small, but filling enough for me. The meat was tender and actually cooked to my asking. It came with a little medley of mixed vegetables which were good too.

A few of my friends ordered the Black and White Truffle Mac and Cheese, it was great! Rich, "truffly," and just perfect!
Bittersweet Chocolate Parfait With Sea Salt Caramel And Newsoms Peanut Brittle
The dessert was sinfully awesome. It was a great combination of sweet and bittersweet, it reminded me of an Almond Roca. I love that it was topped with fresh whipped cream as well. 

Another dessert ordered that was a table favorite was the Twice Drunken Bread Pudding, it was moist and just sweet enough...unlike the bread pudding on Todd's Burger Bar's restaurant week. Their bread pudding was probably the worst any of us had ever had.

I'm looking forward to going back to Vintage Kitchen for a regular lunch or dinner and explore the rest of their menu! If you have a restaurant week coming up in your city, be sure to take advantage of it and go try something new!

1 comment:

Abi said...

Oo. Yum. You know, a few of the restaurants on the list have extended their dates through this coming weekend...