cheese, cheese and more cheese

Thursday, May 6, 2010
When warm weather starts to grace Cleveland, I get particularly excited about flip flops, cookouts and dresses. I also love all the patios we get to enjoy at restaurants. I LIVE for eating outside after being cooped up all winter. The BF and I eat out quite a bit, which is mostly on the weekends with friends or just the two of us. If we get home late for work on Friday, I normally don't feel like cooking (yes, I do the majority of the cooking because if I didn't, we'd be eating pasta every night). There are a slew of restaurants I want to visit based on the patio alone, and I was finally able to get myself to L'Albatros after being invited to their wine and cheese tasting with my friends Michelle and Alexa.

I love cheese. I love all kinds of cheese. I could eat cheese, drink wine and sit on a patio for hours. Ask the BF - he personally gets annoyed, I'm sure.

Our cheese samplings (Starting at the top, the first three were my favorite (La Tur, Casatica di Bufala, Salva Cremasco) plus the orange-ish color (Monte Veronese Malga) one on the left.)

The menu with maps of the areas in Italy where we were eating from

Brandon sharing his knowledge with the group

Although we weren't on the patio, it was a great time and I learned about the age of some of the cheese, regions and some new wines. I loved the Kerner tasting so much that Alexa and I both picked up a bottle of it while Michelle bought the port. (It was a close tie but I went with the Kerner.) Nothing says summer to me than a crisp glass of white wine and cheese of course.

We didn't order anything off the menu but we will be back to try the pork two ways, chicken confit and maybe even the escargot, which were all recommended from Twitter.


alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

i think i'm going to drink my bottle of kerner tomorrow - YUM.

Katelin said...

all of that cheese looks delicious. seriously you can't really go wrong with wine and cheese.

Bite Buff said...

Yum! I seriously could live off of cheese, bread, fruit, and wine. When you go back- try the french toast app. It is inventive and delicious!

Lil' Woman said...

I love me some cheese but only if it's accompanied by macaroni...thats how I roll!!

Alana said...

Sounds like a fun night! I love me some cheese and wine.

Suburban Sweetheart said...

My friends love asking the conversation-starter question, "Which would you give up first? Cheese or oral sex?"

I choose to keep cheese. Every single time.

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Can we go here when I come visit? I LOVE CHEESE, OMG want.

fojoy said...

If you ever make your way to Canada, get to Banff - there is a restaurant there called the Bison. They have the most wonderful meat & cheese tray. Heavenly!