Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cleveland Restaurants Progressive Dinner

We celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary in June.  We don't go out as much as we would like.  And we have a pretty extensive list of "must try" CLE restaurants.  So we thought a progressive dinner for our anniversary might be fun.

We started at Crop Bistro in the Market District.  We got drinks and appetizers.  It was awesome!  (Kind of wish we'd stayed for our whole meal!)

Must have been feeling pretty dapper.
Ready to start a fun night!
We ordered Balsamic Popcorn and the Grilled Flatbread.  Both were amazing.

 

Seriously, the popcorn was amazing...

Like really really good.
The building Crop occupies was built in the early 1900s as a bank.  It's cavernous, but beautiful.  Ask your server to visit the vault!


Next we went to Spice Kitchen & Bar in Gordon Square for our main courses.  It was okay, but not what we had been hoping for based on recommendations from friends.  Again, we wish we had stayed at Crop for the whole meal!

Dinner at Spice.
For dessert, we went to Rosso Gelato in Rocky River.  What a little gem of a place!  We'd never been before, but we'll surely be taking the girls back.  We've had real authentic gelato (and lots of it!) in Italy.  People who claim that American copy cats just can't get it right aren't lying.  But this place was nearly perfect!  Give it a try sometime!

For second dessert (what what?!) we went to Sweet Melissa.  We got a triple chocolate torte and chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake.  Delish, but we probably should have stopped at one dessert location!

 

Too.Much.Dessert.
All in all we had a wonderful time and we both agreed that we'd like to do this again in the future!  It's an easy way to try a bunch of different places while only employing* a babysitter for one evening. AND, I can't believe it's been 8 years!!!

*standard grandparent rates apply

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