Last night we both got dressed up for our Valentine’s Date Night at a new restaurant we’ve been wanting to try, Book Bindery.
I wore my Herve Leger v-neck bandage dress (here in black), black tights, black patent booties, and a silver multi-chain necklace. I threw on a tuxedo blazer since it was quite chilly last night.
The food was excellent. We both started with cocktails, mine was St. Germaine, grapefruit, and sparkling wine, and Nick’s was called the Islay Roy, and was scotch based.
The chef was super sweet, and made me a mini starter since I couldn’t partake in the amazing bread.
For a starter, I had the arborio risotto with castelmagno cheese and winter truffles, and Nick had the slow poached hen egg with hand cut tagliatelle, parmesan broth, and herbs.
To pair with the main course, we tried out one of the Almquist wines, the 2009 Cab Franc. It was quite delicious, and had a spicy/fruity taste and aroma.
For the main course, Nick had the herb roasted sturgeon, with potato gnocchi, bacon marmalade, and lobster sauce. I had the lamb rack, with crispy panisse, braised chard, merguez sausage, and Niçoise olive lamb sauce.
For dessert, I had the cinnamon semifreddo with local apples, bourbon caramel, and a cider reduction. Nick had the s’mores, with warm chocolate cake, house made graham cracker, and smoked marshmallow.