Last week my husband & I had the exclusive opportunity to attend a “Blogger” dinner at a new local restaurant called Spark Restaurant Lounge. We were served an eight course meal of: 1. Shrimp Rolls, 2. Assorted Cheeses & Meats, 3. BLT Salad, 4. Pan-Roasted Filet Mignon, 5. Basil Crusted Wild Alaskan Halibut, 6. Passion Fruit Sorbet, 7. Banana Strudel & 8. Panna Cotta. The food was amazing!
One of my favorite parts of the evening was the drinks. Spark specializes in beautiful, fun and delicious non-alcoholic drinks. Since I don’t drink alcohol, I really appreciated that I could have a night on the town with a fancy drink – normally I have to stick with water or soda (boring!). Most virgin drinks sacrifice flavor, but these were scrumptious! I loved the Bellini the most, while the Shirley Temple, adorned with a stick of cotton candy, was too sweet for my tastes (loved how it looked & photographed, though).
We were able to meet with Chef Lauro Romero afterwards. He was surprisingly down to earth & very interested in what we thought of everything we had tasted that night.
My only complaint about the whole night is that the lighting in the bathrooms is HORRIBLE & could make a super-model look like trash. I was grateful I’m past my teenage years where one look in those mirrors would have ruined my night & devastated me for week.
p.s. Sadly, I didn’t bring my external head flash that evening, so some of the whites in my pics are more blown out than if I had it. Oh well; live and learn, right?