2 dinners in 1 night? God Bless America!
It was a cold windy evening and I was running late as per usual.
After quickly shoved all my stuff down my giant bag in the office, I hurried down the street and hoped dinner wasn’t served yet!
Everyone has already settled down with a glass of bubbly when I rushed into the private room.
If you’re looking for an authentic Italian food and homie environment, yet with a touch of higher class than the Northend, Bel Ari is solid gold.
Fun fact: Bel Ari is named after Mark’s two daughters.
These are the stuffed risotto balls with goat cheese, siting on top of berry sauce.
We had two options for secondi, lobster gnocchi & penne a la vodka. I was feeling the lobster…
The lobster and shrimp were fresh and tender, but overall the dish was a bit too salty for my taste. Then again, the rest of the bloggers would lick the plates if they could!
After some great convos with new friends and washed down bottles of wine, it was time for some frenchies! We headed to Les Zygomates (pronounce as lay-zee-go-matt) which means the cheek muscles that make you smile.
It was right next door, we quickly migrated there.
All the arts came from Janice Eve Dale, a contemporary artist where you can find her here. What makes this place special is not only the eye-catching arts, but their live Jazz & Blues performance which happens from tuesday to saturday!
This butterfly is one of my favorite piece. I mean, who doesn’t want a pair of wings like these?
Mark, who sat right next to me had fish ceviche, which was something I sworn by whenever I visited Mexico. And I promised him that I’ll be back to taste their famous seafood dishes, you should come with me FYI.
After a vigorous photo-shoots, we finally dug into paradise.
I have to say, out of the three sweets the poached apple napoleon took our hearts.
A quick lil note: they do happy hours with $1 oyster!
Cheers to not break a bank ;)