For our 3 year anniversary and upcoming nuptials RSP and I decided to hit up The Tasting Room (TTR) for HRW. The funny or funny only to me story here is that originally I had chosen Pappas Brother’s Steakhouse but after a friend and I discussed him going there, I told him I’d steal his idea and while he was yelling at me via chat that I’d better not I was on my work phone making reservations. Ha!
The joke ended up on me in the end however because I was sorely disappointed in TTR. RSP being RSP, he thought the place was fine. This from the guy that only blogs about cars. What do you know about food!? hehe HI!
Since HRW was RSP’s first go, I
forced lovingly suggested he order different meals so that we could get a variety/sampling of the various dishes offered.
Because TTR is known for being a more wine/drinks bar, I will forgive this error in tastelessness, I just don’t get how HRW was so bad compared to my previous visit. The Sliceberg salad, TTR‘s version of a wedge salad, was probably the only redeeming factor of the entire night.
** Photo credits go to Red Stripe Photography, that sly bastard.**
Don’t let the photos fool you folks, the food was pretty bland though their showmanship was very lovely as was their waitstaff. There was always someone constantly refilling my drink or clearing off our tables and the atmosphere though extremely dark was forgiving since they have huge windows that while we dined at 7pm was still early enough to let in ample amounts of light.
1st & 2nd Courses
3rd and 4th Courses
Overall TTR being my last restaurant to round out my HRW I was sorely disappointed, as mentioned earlier. Though some of the dishes were very good, it wasn’t quite enough to leave me satisfied. This being my first go at HRW though, I think was pretty satisfying. Some places weren’t necessarily worth the $35 dollars per person and some were probably worth more and now I know. Next year I will be more experienced and now I have a better understanding of certain restaurants I might not have gone to before, or may never come to again. Better still, I did a good deed by eating at these places and donating money at the same time, win-win!