Great Dinner Last Night!
Last night, we were joined by newlyweds Stephen & Jessica Williams (congratulations, you two!) of Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar for dinner at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, in downtown Cincinnati. Arik Messerschmidt (sous chef) and Nate (our server) made sure we had a wonderful night. Arik, Stephen, Wendy, and I were part of this year’s CHEFS AGAINST CANCER team for RIDE CINCINNATI FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH.
The food at the Steakhouse is over-the-top in every way — quality, presentation, and portion sizes. We had a leisurely, enjoyable meal and great conversation. Starting with the Tartar with Quail Egg and Pickled Vegetables, through a special Scallop dish, on to the focus of the evening — delicious dry-aged steaks and great side dishes (Potatoes Anna (a classic!), a Mushroom Medley, Truffle Creamed Corn, and Green Beans with a sinful amount of garlic & butter), and finishing with wonderful (giant) desserts (amazing Carrot Cake, wonderful Ricotta Doughnuts, Macadamia Nut Ice Cream Pie, and Creme Brulee) — everything was top-notch.
Thanks for the great evening, Stephen and Jessica, and thanks to Arik & Nate for taking great care of us!