The evening consisted of champagne and little stations set up at some booths near our table, one for each of us. The chefs came around, told us a little bit about the appetizers we’d be making, and then we actually got to make them right there! Typically I am not a quac person (Gasp! I know!), but I really enjoyed this. I think something about preparing food yourself gives you a much better appreciation for it. We also made some pimiento cheese dip, deviled eggs, and brown sugar bacon. (#praisehandsemoji)
Village Tavern has received awards for their diverse and creative wine list, and I loved sampling different wines with each course. Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, and my favorite thing ever, a nice and sweet Riesling. Whew! I’m not really a red wine person, but I even found one that I like!
Some of my favorite appetizers were the Mexican Street Corn, Thai Chicken Nachos, and Hot Crab Dip! Honestly, I could have eaten all the nachos myself. For the small plates, my favorite was hands down the Tavern Flatbread. Below is a photo of a *grilled* meatloaf, and as a person who has never been a fan of meat in loaf form, I was really surprised how much I liked it! Just goes to show that grilled food is better. 😉
Village Tavern has 10 locations in the US, and one location in the Philippines! Check out the Village Tavern website to see if there’s a location near you! You can also check out their social media handles (Twitter! Facebook! Instagram!) and don’t forget to use their hashtags if you post any pics! #VillageTavern #VTDateNight #ScratchKitchen