The definition of a Foodie is a person who has an ardent or refined interest in food and who eats food not out of hunger but due to his interest and hobby. As a picky eater, I have always been very particular about the food that I eat. As I begin to cook and become more aware of where my food comes from I also enjoy trying new food at different restaurants.
Since my husband has implemented date nights, our goal has been to enjoy time with each other, do different things and try new restaurants! We recently participated in Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week 2018! Over the course of two weeks various downtown restaurants offered lunch and dinner specials to foodies in Cleveland.
My Hot Date at Lola!
We chose to eat at Lola Bistro in downtown Cleveland. A Michael Symon restaurant that offers a fine spin on American classics. Of course I chose the restaurant because it was one of the few restaurants that offered wine pairings with dinner!! A three course meal and wine for $40 a person; it was a date!!
The Lola Menu
Lola is located on East 4th Street which has become one of the new hot spots in downtown. Check out the website at www.lolabistro.com There are a variety of restaurants, a bowling alley and the House of Blues Cleveland. On a summer evening you can dine outside under the stars and catch a concert or bowl the night away. East 4th Street is a super cool street; but back to our dinner at Lola.
The space is very modern with a glass bottle wall behind the bar and offers a chic intimate dinner atmosphere. We were impressed by the decor as I love vintage furniture as the chairs reminded me of my granddad’s white leather furniture. There were two Restaurant week menus; one for carnivores and the other for vegetarians. And of course we ate from both and it was a truly wonderful meal paired with some tasty wines at each course!
The Chickpea Stew was Delicious!!
By the time dessert was served we barely had room as we were giggly from the wine and almost full from the previous courses. But the desserts were so pretty!
Black Forest Flourless Cake Blue Cheese Ice Cream and Pear Crumble
Next year, if you have the chance please check out one of the restaurants listed for Downtown Cleveland Restaurant week!! We are truly becoming foodies and really learning to enjoy our dining experiences!
See you in two weeks!!