Grand Opening party is only a couple days away, and I thought it would make sense that I post this in a timely manner!
Let’s first look at the menu.
The format of the menu is trendy and hip, splitting the menu up by small plates, medium plates and large plates. This tapas style menu is created for people who like to share, or for people who are rich and stingy, either one.
Since I was with a group of 7, we chose to split things up and went with a variety of items. To begin, we ordered the Charcuterie Plate, with house cured duck breast, port rillette, rabbit sausage, onion jam, baguette crostinis and a local cheese ($16).
The stellar presentation of this dish was achieved and I applaud the kitchen staff for their creativity. Each item on the plate definitely had something interesting going on, depending on what your palate likes and dislikes. I did try everything, even though when I eat duck it makes me think about all the ducks splashing around in Congress Park and well, I think you get the picture. This is definitely a go-to plate if you’re with 4 or less, otherwise you have to cut each piece into a tiny morsel.
Next up, the Green Apple and Chevre Pizza, topped with arugula and onion jam ($11).
Finally, we went for the spinach shitake mushroom pizza, with grilled red onion, parmesan cheese and truffle oil ($11).
Sloppy picture, sloppy pizza. For me, this pizza was lacking in flavor which was somewhat disappointing. Out of the two, I’d definitely say the apple and chevre pizza is the expert choice.
OH right, and then there was dessert. Enter the chocolate bread pudding a la mode.
Although I’ve never been a huge fan of bread pudding, this may have changed my mind. This dessert was deliciously moist and chocolatey and the addition of the ice cream gave it a nice cold and sweet consistency. So so scrumptious.
Yes, The Living Room gets my stamp of approval.