Saturday, April 16, 2016

35° Brix -- Green, OH


35° Brix is the newest restaurant in Green, their grand opening was April 13, 2016. They serve lunch and dinner Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday as well as brunch and dinner on Sunday. We made reservations for the third night 35° Brix was open -- at this point reservations are a must, they use open table and have reservation times for all meals. 



The decor at 35° Brix is really great, very bright and modern with pops of color.




We ordered two drinks. Dave selected the Planters Punch made with Captains Morgan rum, Grand Marnier, orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, simple syrup, bitters, and grenadine. There are four drinks on the cocktail menu highlighted, those drinks come with a glowing ice cube that you're able to take home.

I think he really just wanted that glowing ice cube. There were quite a few cocktails on the menu (about 25-30), as well as a wide selection of beer and wine, so there's something for everyone.




I ordered the Ice Wine Martini made of Canadian Vidal Ice wine and Grey Goose Vodka. This is one of those deceptively sweet drinks, especially since it seemed like a good amount of the vodka ended up at the bottom. I enjoyed it, this Martini was a nice way to enjoy some of the ice wine which can be pretty pricey -- here it was $10 per 2 ounces. 





Before dinner we were served this tiny loaf of wheat bread which was perfect for two people. The butter tasted sweeter than usual, Dave and I were wondering if it was whipped with a little bit of honey.


Our entrees came with a house salad with choice of dressing. I enjoyed the portion of salad, some places give you a few leaves of spinach, others load up your plate and make you feel as though the salad has become your meal. I also appreciated that the salad included a mix of spinach and lettuce -- it was a refreshing starter to our meal.



I ordered the Ricotta Goat Cheese Stuffed Ravioli with Lemon Thyme Cream Sauce. First, the presentation of this plate is so beautiful, it was almost too pretty to eat. The ravioli are melt in your mouth tender and full of flavor alone or when paired with the lemon cream sauce. This dish was innovative and impressive.





Dave ordered the Vegetable Curry Pot Pie (which is a vegan entree) which was paired with Green Beans Almondine with Sundried Tomatoes. We both appreciated that there were too veg entree options on the dinner menu, while we preferred the ravioli, the Vegetable Curry Pot pie was full of flavor and was presented beautifully.




The table next to us ordered the Blackout Truffle for dessert and as soon as I heard that it was stuffed with peanut butter I knew that we would be ordering dessert. The Blackout Truffle was a flourless chocolate cake with a peanut butter center, topped with powdered sugar, and drizzled with a strawberry sauce.

I thought it was the perfect size to split for a little something sweet after the meal. Flourless chocolate cake has a bit of a mousse like texture, as opposed to a cake texture. 




35° Brix is a slightly pricier restaurant than we would usually go to, but everything we had was on point. I'm excited to explore their cocktail menu more and to try out their lunch and brunch specials. I appreciated the amount of vegan/vegetarian options for dinner, sometimes at nicer restaurants there's one vegetarian entree and then you're left with getting creative with sides and salads.

Best of luck to 35° Brix, we'll see you again soon.

My rating for 35° Brix:



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