Oh the joys of “date night”! Rare moments of quiet, no dirty dishes, yummy glasses of vino, and the smell of poop replaced by a dab of perfume. I love, no ADORE, hitting the town with my hubby. We don’t get to do it often, so we are always searching for a fun night out.
A few weeks ago, I hit the “date night” jackpot! Allow me to pledge my undying love to Mimosa Grill. You have stollen my heart! The “Saturday Sampler” is genius!!! Every Saturday night, this swanky Uptown staple is offering a five course “tasting menu” for $25. Yes, $25 for five beautifully yummy dishes prepared by the culinary wizards from Mimosa!
The fine print? This über awesome “tasting menu” is served only at the bar. The area set aside for bar dining is cozy, comfortable, and romantic. The menu is prefixed so you nosh on whatever the chef prepares. For me, that is the most romantic and exciting part of the experience. I find it fun to be surprised with a new treat and love seeing what the chef “comes up” with. To me, it is as fascinating as watching a toddler with a crayon . . . you never know what is coming next!
On the last couple nights we popped into Mimosa for the “sampler”, we enjoyed a savory fig flat bread topped with arugula, miniature filets of beef over creamy risotto, and basil cheesecake. The dishes emerge from the kitchen gracefully plated and enjoyably creative. The flavors hold true to the “fine dining” experience “Charlotteans” expect from Mimosa Grill, yet are somehow uniquely their own and refreshingly fun.
I always like to save the best for last, so here I go . . . they pair each course with a complimenting wine!! Five courses and five coordinating wine tastes (typically a 2 ounce pour). The meal takes time to enjoy. A bite here, a sip there, and above all, a full conversation utterly uninterrupted.
For more information, check ‘em out the link below! Happy Date Night!!!
Oh, and when you go, ask for Alex. She is the lovely, adorable bartender who is a Charlotte native and can mix one heck of a cocktail! She is just waiting to see some Smarty Saturday night faces!