Why hello. This week I sampled fare from Urban at the Westin hotel. The Westin is revamping their menu and we were invited to provide feedback for them. I LOVE going out to dinner with food bloggers that become awesome friends. With that said we’ll start with WHO I dined.
Table for four please!
Lindsay and Luke from ApronAdventures. I’ve known them both about a year now. How adorable are they, right?
Myself and Cara from IDon’tBelieveInDiets. Cara and I go WAY back. Regular readers, you know her
Of everything we tried my top 3 are as follows. The creamy corn bisque with a roasted pico de gallo on top. All of us could have sworn there was yogurt or goat cheese or something slightly tart in this soup. After devouring it we asked the wait-staff what the magic ingredient was. He wasn’t quite sure so the chef came to chat with us for a bit and explained that this was his personal family recipe. He proceeded to tell us the industrial sized recipe (which included TWENTY ears of fresh picked sweet corn). We were shocked that no yogurt was involved. I guess that’s just the magic of a good ole fashioned homemade family recipe. This soup MUST go on the menu because I would go there for it alone. OH random thought, it would make a great soup and salad lunch combo there.
Next, the risotto. Butternut risotto with wild mushrooms sage and wilted chard. I have to say my favorite part of this one, is that they made is vegetarian. Vegetable broth was used instead of chicken stock. Sometimes risottos are too heavy for me but this one was JUST RIGHT. It was very creamy and the quality of parm they used in it must of cost a pretty penny but that’s what made the dish! I’m glad the restaurant really took the time to produce a quality vegetarian item. I feel like most places don’t and the vegetarian is duped into paying a high price for a low quality meal.
Dessert. Avocado tres leches with a sundried creme fraiche.
WOW. the name is enough to get me intrigued and this is from a girl who says things like “if it doesn’t have quality chocolate involved, I’m not sure it’s worth the calories” HAHA. The creme made the dessert for me, I probably could have eaten a bowl of it with those berries. The avocado leches cake was nice because it wasn’t too sweet. I have a problem with most desserts being too in your face SUGARY. Not so for this dessert, it was just right.
That was a fun food journey with my friends. I’m excited to see what the new menu will be and hope I can stop by for lunch once it’s out!
ps- I also looked at their happy hour menu while there. We all know I love a good happy hour. The beer selection was decent and they carried some of my fav local brewers. They’ve redone and upgraded their wine menu as well. I’m wondering how the food will change with that one too bc I’m probably more likely to find my way up there for a happy hour!