When the hot new spot to eat in The Domain recently, I jumped at the opportunity to attend their VIP party. It wasn’t a small, exclusive event, but a large one. We put the staff to the test and they were up for the challenge.
The drinks were flowing at the appetizers were passed with delightful frequency.
My friend and I sampled all the appetizers as well as some cocktails. Sadly, the first drink I tried to order from their specialty menu was unable to be made, as they didn’t have all the ingredients. Same thing with my second try. Now that they’ve had a week or so to settle in, hopefully they’re fully stocked up. I stuck with wine and that was just fine. The sangria looked pretty good, too.
For dinner we tried the Chilean sea bass, which was accompanied by a coconut curry cake and bright, snappy snow peas. The sea bass was cooked perfectly. One of my favorites and was glad to see it done right. Next we tried a filet mignon with garlic mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts and bacon. I order the filet medium, but I’d say it arrived slightly above medium well, closer to well. It’s possible that it kept cooking as our waitress fought the heavy crowds to get to our table. But it was tender and expertly seasoned. The sprouts were light and airy and would satisfy the biggest of bacon fiends. Read: They did not skimp on the bacon!
We were full but they insisted that we try some desserts. Well, if you insist. The key lime pie was sheer perfection. The fresh whipped cream that barely had any sugar, the dense, sweet tart lime filling, the graham cracker crust. I, myself, make the world’s best key lime pie so I know what I’m talking about. And this ranks up there with mine. Not pictured was a warm mug of some melty chocolatey peanut buttery thing that we couldn’t stop eating.
Next time you are shopping at the Domain, stop in to the BlackFinn for some food. Check out their diverse menu right here. There’s something for everyone!