Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Dine & Dish: Venue
This busy little restaurant is nestled in the heart of the Highlands neighborhood. We’d heard great things about Venue through my culinary momma who went to school with the proprietor, Holly. With starving stomachs, we happily over-ordered the St. Louis Pork Ribs and Mussels to start. Next time, I’d pass on the ribs and consider ordering the mussels as a delicious and savory entrée.
For the main dish, we ordered Shrimp and Grits and the Gnocchi. Both of which were flavorful and recommendation worthy. Actually, I don’t know what drew me to order the Gnocchi as it’s not something I normally enjoy. I must have been lured in by the promise of parmesan flavor and was not disappointed. It was the best dish of the night.
Of décor note, I particularly appreciated the unique kitchen utensil art. Even the lighting was in this clever food décor style with upside-down teacups and saucers as pendant lights. Clever décor amuses me.
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