On the Food Trail: Cake Salé
Long time no see! Okay, onward. I thought I’d give…
We were lucky enough to be invited to another lovely blogger happy hour last week, this time at III Forks. We had never been there before; I think I’ve always been put off by the menu, which seems so serious and steak-placey. I was expecting a few steakhouse appetizers, but I was pleasantly surprised.
The restaurant is beautiful, once your eyes adjust enough to the darkness that you can actually see it. This is my big complaint… it is so dim in there. When you first walk in, everything seems pitch black. After your eyes adjust, it seems moderately black. I like to see my food, to compare colors and textures, to enjoy the view. It was just too dark in there for me… or for my camera. I was unable to take any good photos of the lovely food.
The food was delicious, though. Executive Chef Jamie Gutierrez was around to present the dishes and chat. Our tastings included:
The tastings were small and not too plentiful; I couldn’t decide whether this was good or bad. It was nice to get to sample all the offerings without being overwhelmed with food, but the food disappeared quickly. Either we were a really hungry group or maybe we just needed a few more samples.
I do think it was a great way to be introduced to the restaurant, and we had a great time. I’m still a bit iffy on the regular menu, but if the dishes are anything like the appetizers, I’m sure they’re amazing.