To say July has been a crazy month is a understatement.
I finished my masters paper…
gave my big presentation…
and moved across the country…
Now I’m here and the job search and RD exam studying begins! August is a promising new start!
I’ve got a lot of great kitchen projects up my sleeve that I’ll be posting over the next few days, but in more recent news…
Marshall and I got to Charlotte with one day left in restaurant week! So we went to the Charlotte restaurant that I’ve been dying to try to ages:
You seriously can’t beat 3 courses for $30 at 5 Church. Amazing!!
Here are the highlights:
This was a great beginning to the meal. The lettuce was nicely dressed and topped with homemade croutons and crispy country ham. I found the ham a bit too salty for my taste, but if you are a ham lover, I’m sure you’ll love this salad.
Marshall got this soup for a starter. This soup was different because it was made using an olive oil base rather than a creamy milk based soup. Now, I’m not at all a fan of soup. But I have to say it was pretty darn tasty (That’s a bold statement coming from me!).
This steak was paired with horseradish mashed potatoes, a medley of sauteed vegetables, and drenched in a red wine sauce. Perfection on a plate! Every flavor complemented one another and I’m so glad I had leftovers to bring home with me. Just as good the next day!
Marshall got the wasabi glazed salmon with sauteed bok choy and a miso emulsion sauce. If I was in the mood for salmon, I would make a bee line for this dish. The wasabi gave the salmon a nice unexpected flavor and the light, creamy sauce was a great complement to the dish.
Oh dessert. My favorite part of the meal! While it is technically a s’mores dessert, the graham cracker was substituted for a brownie, which was swimming in a pool of chocolate. The chocolate sauce and marshmallow topping were out of this world, but the brownie left something to be desired. It was dry and hard. However, I loved the concept of this and I plan to re-create this beauty at home sometime soon!
This banana pudding was a creative take on a classic. The pudding was light with a rich banana flavor and had a crispy graham cracker crumbs scattered around, and the bruleed bananas were a perfect touch!
5 Church has easily become one of my new favorite restaurants and I can’t wait to try the other dishes 5 Church has to offer.