G. Michaels: A Plus; Restaurant Week: Too Short; Short Ribs: Perfect
Posted by cmh gourmand on March 13, 2009
Restaurant Week gave me the extra nudge I needed to go to G. Michaels. I have sampled their fare at Taste of the Independents and Taste the Future last year but I never dined in at the Bistro.
I called my designated diner and made reservations. The special menu offered three courses with a pick among three choices for each course. If only I had taken a third person.
gorgonzola vinaigrette, poached pears and spiced pecans
Seared Jumbo Scallop
with Grand Marnier scented roasted beets and chive cream sauce
Chorizo‐stuffed, Bacon‐wrapped Short Ribs
sour cream mashers, green beans and jus from the heavens
Grilled Stuffed Pork Chop
dirty rice, hoppin’ John, collards floating on bourbon caramel sauce
with blackberries, blueberries and raspberries
G. Michael’s Three‐Layer Cake
toffee‐brown butter icing and whiskey caramel sauce
I do not have much to share about the meal. When dining I often have to choose between documenting the meal or balancing the enjoyment of the dine, the wine and the company. I choose to dive into dinner but took a few photos as an afterthought. If I had taken a notebook, I would have noted many more adjectives about the Short Ribs. All I can recall is that it was the most perfect entree I have suped in months. The variety of tastes exploding in my mouth with each bite inspired absolute contentment for my soul. I can not wait to go back. I’ll pay more attention and write a proper review next dine.
As for Restaurant Week, it has been a success. My server at G. Michael’s reported business has been double this week. Take a look at Restaurant Week reports from Columbus Foodie (Due Amicci, Cafe Corner, Alana’s, Surly Girl Saloon, Banana Bean Cafe, Pistacia Vera, Katzinger’s Deli, and G. Michael’s..so far). My regret is that I had too many commitments this week to take full advantage of the great dining deals. However, many cities do double Restaurant Weeks so please consider letting the Dine Originals Restaurants you visit know you would like to see them make a go for another RW this year.