Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Last night I was finally able to get a babysitter and The Husband and I went to a new wine, cheese and tapas bar called Soif. Now I know you're thinking "Tapas? That's so 1999!" Well, in my husbands opinion it technically qualifies as a "medium plate" restaurant. All I know is, it was really good. I got the chef's four course tasting menu with wine pairings. I love getting pairings 'cause I love trying all the different wines. The first wine I had with my appetizer (which was an unbelievable radish soup) was a Budini Mendoza Malbec. I know, I never heard of it either, but they have a wine shop next to the restaurant and I left with two bottles. It is GOOD.

Anyway, you are probably still wondering about that radish soup. I really don't care for radishes. Does anyone? However, this soup was incredible. It was garlic, onion and radish pureed and had feta chesse and the tiniest little bits of tomato. I practically licked the bowl. I also had a tuna salad, quail and a dessert that was pound cake, brownie and fresh strawberries. I will definately be going back. The owner came over and gave us a tour of the wine shop and was really nice.

I am hoping that The Husband and I can do this more often since he is now a food writer/restaurant critic for a local paper. Sometimes I can't make it and he has a deadline, so I have been missing a bunch of great places. I am determined to not let this happen anymore! He has had a food blog for awhile. If you haven't visited it yet, do:


TCP said...

Yum! That radish soup actually sounds delish. And for that matter, so does a glass of malbec!

The Mrs. said...

Cannot imagine radish soup!!! Also my hubby would love to have your hubby's job!