I never considered myself a “foodie,” but recently, I’ve had to reevaluate my definition of what a foodie really is. I always believed foodies had to have the “best” dining experience no matter where they go. Perhaps I’ve been watching way too much Suits (late to jump on the bandwagon and omg I’m loving it), but Rachel’s description was perfect:
“Being a foodie doesn’t mean only liking fancy food. Means having the courage to try it.”
I realized this has been only too true for me in the past year (I mean, I even started a new Food & Drink category on the blog). And given that yesterday on my birthday what I looked forward to the most was trying out a new restaurant I found, I think I’ve officially joined the foodie club!
So I found this place called Cru Food & Wine Bar (if that doesn’t sound like the perfect place for a foodie, I don’t know what does) to try for my big day. I had the pleasure of enjoying this fine dining experience with my equally food-enthusiastic friend Christina!
We sampled a white wine flight, which are 3 different wines related by “grape varietal, geographic region, or style:”
Which was the perfect combination of sweet and sour for people like me who can’t drink, lol.
Sampled a bunch of fancy food on a charcuterie board:
I tried an entrée of scallops & risotto:
Which was kind of ironic, because I didn’t eat risotto (the stuff that looks like rice) in Italy even though it is a common dish over there. I was too distracted by all the pasta and pizza choices. <3
Christina had their pear & gorgonzola pizza:
I’m also not going to deny that I highly appreciated the food’s presentation in addition to taste. Am I the only one who’s excited to take advantage of the gorgeous setup to practice my food photography? (“WAIT, I need to get a picture of this first”) Well Christina was a good sport about it 🙂
For dessert, Christina took me to Main Street Bistro & Bakery where we dug into extremely chocolately birthday cakes.
Finally, what is a birthday celebration without…
Oh yeah. I enjoy my fruity cocktails. So it was only fitting that we’d try Pepper Smash Cocktail Kitchen, right?
Christina went the adventurous route and ordered a drink that was frozen with liquid nitrogen!
Finally, I came home to a surprise birthday cake from my good ‘ol dad:
It was a good night.
Do you live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth (+ suburbs) area? What are your favorite places to dine and celebrate?
Thanks for reading (and all the birthday wishes)!