Date Night at The Chocolate Bar
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Good morning! I hope everyone had a SPECTACULAR Father’s Day! We made a whole weekend of it because I had to try and spoil Uncle Bee as much as he spoiled me for Mother’s Day! Uncle Bee is a fantastic father and husband and I could not be more thankful for him. Friday night I made him his absolute favorite Sicilian Spaghetti, Roasted Broccoli and Garlic Bread. Then we watched a movie at home with the kiddos. (Beauty and the Beast. My choice. I know it was Father’s Day Weekend but I was DYING to see it and it was AMAZING!)
We were so excited to try out the Chocolate Bar Restaurant for the first time. It is actually the first of a new series called #AuntBeeEatsHuntsville where I will be blogging about some of our FANTASTIC local restaurants and sharing our favorites with you!
Mikaila is the Front of House manager at the Chocolate Bar and she helped me get everything set up for the review. She was awesome to work with! We chatted via email, text and phone while we were working out the details for our visit and I was so excited to meet her in person. She is an absolute doll! I requested a seat with lots of light for pictures and boy did she deliver! As soon as we walked in, I told Uncle Bee I wanted that many windows in my kitchen. HAHA!
I immediately fell in love with modern feel of the restaurant! When we sat down, the waitress brought our water glasses and they were slanted! Like leaning water glasses. I had to take a picture because they were just too cute.
For our review, I requested for the manager to choose our menus based on their specialties and what would photograph best for y’all. I am so glad I did because I would have had a LOT of trouble deciding! Their menu is INCREDIBLE! Just take a look at their MARTINI MENU:
I was THRILLED with the menu they selected for us!
We started with some absolutely INCREDIBLE drinks. I mean INCREDIBLE!
Uncle Bee sampled a Beer Cocktail called the Blueberry Flower, which he absolutely LOVED and we shared a Martini Flight. How gorgeous are these drinks? Well I promise they tasted even better than they looked! The Martini Flight flavors were from left to right: Chocolate Salted Caramel, Georgia Peach and Espresso. The Georgia Peach and the Chocolate Salted Caramel were 2 of the best drinks I have ever tried and the Espresso was great too.
Next, they brought out our appetizer. I am trying to figure out the right words to explain just how amazing this was.
I could make an entire meal out of this Artichoke Spinach Dip. This creamy Parmesan Artichoke dip is served in a warm crock with a bread and vegetable assortment. After 3 bites I was begging them for the recipe, unsuccessfully. Even our sweet waitress (Hi Taylor!) didn’t know the top secret recipe but I can promise you, I am SCOURING the internet for a copycat version as we speak! 😉 Artichoke Spinach Dip is a favorite of my daughters so I am definitely planning on going back and taking her so she can try it! Uncle Bee isn’t even a huge spinach artichoke fan and he DEVOURED this dip!
Next up were our entrees:
We sampled the Cajun Chicken and Shrimp with Pasta and the Southern Sirloin with Jack Daniels. They were both fantastic. The stars of the show were the sweet potato fries with the maple dipping sauce and that Jack Daniels sauce (OMG!) and of course the steak was cooked perfectly and the shrimp and chicken had amazing flavor as well!
It was at this point that we knew we were in trouble because we were BOTH so full and had desserts on the way! LOL! I mean you can’t do a review for a place called THE CHOCOLATE BAR without trying their desserts right? #TheStruggle #FirstWorldProblems
I swear I am going to go back just to order the desserts again, HUNGRY, because I want to fully be able to enjoy them. We were stuffed to the brim when these desserts came out. The first one was the Chocolate & Peanut Butter Crepe which was brought out perfectly warm and served with whipped cream and ice cream. I have not stopped thinking about this one since Saturday night. It was amazing and we left way too much of it on the plate.
Our second dessert we sampled was the Chocolate Fondue for 2. It was served with a wonderful array of dippers including fresh pineapple, strawberries, marshmallows, bananas with caramelized sugar, pretzel rods, vanilla wafers and oreos. The chocolate fondue is served with a candle lit table-side to keep it warm. I only tried the fondue with the pineapple and marshmallow (my fave), because I was so full but Uncle Bee pushed through and ate a good bit of this one. It was wonderful and so fun! Of the 2 desserts, I gotta say though, that the Chocolate & Peanut Butter Crepe was our favorite! It was one of the best desserts ever!
All of the staff we chatted with (Mikaila, Taylor and Victor) were great and made us feel right at home. We will definitely be regulars at the Chocolate Bar! If you have one in your area, I definitely recommend checking it out! Just look at their menu and see for yourself!
Sunday, for Father’s Day, we had some more of Uncle Bee’s Favorites: Best Ever Grilled Chicken, Hash-Brown Casserole, Tossed Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, Grilled Texas Toast and for dessert? We order a Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake from our favorite local bakery: Cakes Like Heaven. It is Uncle Bee’s favorite dessert in the world!
We had a terrific weekend! See y’all soon with a couple of new recipes!
While I did not receive compensation for this post, The Chocolate Bar did graciously offer to host us as their guests. All opinions are my own.