Sunday, August 05, 2007
1 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286
Phone: (410) 337-0797
Well it was the end of Restaurant Week and we thought we would try out their dinner for $30.07. VIN features American cuisine with southern European influences. The decor is very modern and is great! Dark browns with brilliant reds! They also have TVs that have a slideshow of very bright flowers and other modern artwork set to a very nice modern classical music.
We checked out the special menu before we went and found some yummy sounding things. However when we got there we where surprised to see they added some more items that sounded just as yummy!
Some people started with the Tomato Soup-Smooth tomato broth & grilled cheese crouton (I didn't try it but they said it was good). I had a added soup of coconut lemon grass broth- it was very good and spicy!
We all had the Hanger Steak-a cut so delicious the butcher kept it for himself, with cheesy mash, grilled asparagus and bleu butter. Now my Hubby said his was tough but mine was melt in your mouth perfect! The cheesy mash was so smooth and ha d a perfect flavor. The asparagus was perfectly cooked with a nice crunch to it still.
For desert we got to pick one of the items off the World's Tiniest Dessert Menu- which each item cam was about 4-5 bites worth of it. I had the Blackberry Créme Brulée- which was perfect all the way around, it wasn't runny or bland! My Hubby had the Chocolate Ganache Cake-Cocoa dusted with a créam chantilly. The other person had the Melted Apple crisp-Cardamom ice cream.
Overall I was impressed. It was great to try the place out during restaurant week because other wise all the entrees around $30 each. You can also park for free at the parking lot across the street from them. They are part of opentable.com