Tuesday, August 26, 2014
So we plotted an alternate route for going to the party and made dinner reservations for after the party in hopes of avoiding the concert traffic. We went to Toast Kitchen & Wine Bar on Baum Blvd in Bloomfield. We've been wanting to try Toast for a while.
Sadly, there is street parking only, but happily, we found a great spot. It's smallish inside, a wood bar, wood ceilings, wood beadboard/wainscoting (never quite sure of the difference), wood tables & chairs, a reddish wall. Cozy. We each ordered a 4 oz white wine: a Bordeaux Blanc for SP and a Curator Chenin Blanc Blend for me. I liked his better than mine.
We ordered a lot of food! A lot of dishes sounded really tasty, so we figured, what the heck, we'll just have leftovers. Here's what we ate:
Our server was fantastic. She knew a lot about the wine and food and checked with the kitchen when we had questions. SP guzzles water, and his glass was kept filled. We enjoyed our food. We liked the cozy atmosphere. We'll be adding Toast to the 'definitely return to' list - which, sadly, knowing us, with all the places we enjoy, means it might be a year before we return, but hopefully it'll be sooner than that. After all, I've finally found delicious fried green tomatoes and shrimp & grits that rival the versions I had in the south.