Last night’s dinner may have been one of the best meals that I’ve had in months. Top that with the fact that I was in such great company, and I’d say it was one heck of an evening!
(Fun Fact: I actually used to be a hostess at Creo back in 2009.)
The décor in Creo’ is really something amazing.
And I absolutely love how part of the kitchen is wide open at the front of the dining room; it definitely gives you something to watch throughout the evening if you’ve got a good view of it.
By the time I got there, Lauren and Jen were already seated, and the table was accompanied by a large, delicious looking basket of bread. All of their bread actually comes from Bountiful Bread, which is a partner company of Creo’. I enjoyed a piece with some whipped butter which had a surprising hint of lemon to it. It was great.
While we waited for Alicia and Amy to arrive, we were actually given a complimentary appetizer, courtesy of the manager, Paul. I don’t know whether it was because he recognized me and we chatted for a bit, or whether he was just feeling nice. But either way…I’ll take it!
The appetizer was a Roasted Eggplant Red Pepper Dip, which came served with woodfired flatbread. All I can say is…I need to figure out how to make this. It was delicious (and delicious enough to eat three pieces of at that).
When it came time to order, I was feeling rather indecisive (what’s new?) thanks to all of the interesting sounding items on the menu.
After much back and forth, I opted for the small portion of their Crab and Asparagus Risotto.
Like I mentioned above, this had to be probably the best meal I’ve eaten since dining at Tautog’s in Virginia Beach. It was like nothing I’ve ever had before.
The lump crab meat was larger than I was expecting and had the perfect amount of sweetness to it. The risotto, which was prepared in a pesto sauce, complimented both the crab and the grilled asparagus so well. I really could go on and on about this dish!
Alicia and Amy both got the same dish as I did, Lauren got a great looking Polenta Cake dish, and Jen ordered the Pad Thai which she said was also incredible.
Once we all basically licked our plates clean, the dessert menus were brought out…
But that doesn’t mean I didn’t steal a couple bites from everyone else’s.
Chocolate Cake? Yes please! It was super rich and super awesome.
But the best dessert, by far, was the dessert special, which was a passion fruit sorbet covered in a white chocolate shell and chocolate ganache. Ohhhh lordy; it was beyond incredible!
Everything about dinner was totally on point, and it turned out to be a great evening both food-wise and company-wise. A win-win!
Questions for the Morning:
WOULD YOU RATHER…(I went easy on ya’ll today!)
- Dine at an amazing restaurant in bad company -OR- a poor restaurant with amazing company? (amazing company, please!)
- Order an appetizer -OR- order a dessert?
- Eat fruit for dessert -OR- chocolate? (99% of the time, I’d say chocolate; but after trying last night’s fruity sorbet, I don’t know…)