For those of you who have never tried Restaurant Bloom, you are missing out on a culinary gem. When you walk down Monroe Center in Grand Rapids, you may have looked into the window of the former Cafe Solace window and thought, “Wow, that place looks like it would be expensive.” But on Tuesdays, you get a three course taste of culinary at its best for a mere $20.
My friend Kimberly and I went today for an early dinner and here is what we had…
A Trio of Deviled Eggs: Classic, Smoked Paprika, and Scallion. (The scallion was my favorite!)
Roasted bass, braised cabbage, potato, and lemon vinaigrette. (The braised cabbage was amazing!)
“Hard boiled egg” panna cotta (Vanilla Panna Cotta with what I think was a frozen apricot mousse center) with toasted coconut and apricot. The crunch of the toasted coconut, the chew of the dried apricot, the creamyness of the panna cotta and the cold of the apricot mousse all mixed in your mouth for an incredible bite. That was my dessert. Kimberly’s dessert was…
Carrot Cake with a Sweet Pea Ice Cream and Cream Cheese Icing. The Sweet Pea ice cream really tastes like peas! You would never have thought to pair it with the carrot cake, but it mixes with the cake and the icing and really balances out the denseness and adds its own layer of flavor.
Everything was amazing, the food, the experience over all, it was a nice escape from the real world. I left completely stuffed and in a happy daze. I would highly recommend you try it. Every week the menu is different and you can sign up to receive the new menu by email.