Sunday, January 05, 2014

Raven & Rose

1331 SW Broadway
Happy Hour: 3:30 - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday

I've only been to Raven & Rose one other time. We were there for a special event and sat upstairs. It was beautiful. The food was remarkable. And despite the ongoing conversation and presentations by Bar Director David Shenaut and more, it was quiet. Friday night happy hour at Raven & Rose is NOT quiet. It's got the same hustle and bustle as a hotel bar during a major convention. The servers are on it, though, so the wait is not long...but the noise and constant go-go-go was not at all what I had expected after the first visit.

Happy Hour discounts are included on a long list of snacks plus selected wine ($7) and beer ($5). I was more interested in one of their cocktails, however, and paid the full price. Their cocktail menu changes regularly and currently has a lot of winter-weather themed options. I opted for the Pisco Pink lady, made with Campo de Encanto pisco, apple brandy, lemon juice, Catherine's pomegranates, and egg whites. At the other end of the table was a glass of the Silver Fox Eggnog. It is a mix of rum, bourbon, cognac, a farm fresh egg, cream, nutmeg and vanilla. The menu also boasts their newly branded Raven & Rose spirits and a long list of single barrel cocktails.

With an interest in tasting a bit of their food menu, we ordered the house fries($4), fried cauliflower($5), and house-made pickles($4).

The pickles were the first to arrive and were a mix of green beans, cauliflower, gherkins, and more. I enjoyed the snap and the zing but couldn't make it through the whole bowl. These are definitely a good choice when sharing but might prove to be too much--like they did for me--when you're the only one eating them.

Fried cauliflower is something I've come across a number of times while out for happy hour. It's a great finger food and picks up whatever accompanying sauce quite well. At Raven & Rose, their cauliflower is served with a sauce made of herbs and pickles.

The french fries were thick and delicious, many of them with potato skins still intact. They were served with a tangy dipping sauce.

I enjoyed happy hour at Raven & Rose but hope to return next for a full dinner. I am always impressed with the food and would like to move past the snacks to a more substantial meal. I'm sure I won't be disappointed.

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1 comment:

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