So, I think a certain colleague’s puns are rubbing off on me, but if you can’t tell from the title. . .I didn’t have fish taco last night — Because, I don’t think fish taco and Brie would be very good.
I landed in Orlando last night, and met a friend for a late dinner. We stopped into a restaurant called Urban Flats, looked at the menu to see if there was anything we would like, and my eyes grazed across one item, and I knew that we had found THE place for dinner.
What was the item?
A Turkey, Pear and Brie “flat” (or flatbread)
If you know me, you know I can’t resist a good Brie. It’s the 1/14 of me that’s french. And couple it with pear. . .mmmm. . .heaven.
The turkey? Sure, not really a turkey fanatic, I could probably live without it, but I was feeling rather adventurous, hanging out in downtown Orlando for the first time for real, so I ordered the flatbread, and a McManis Chardonnay to wash it down.
So the waitress, who was kind of pissed off that we walked in at 10 p.m. on a Tuesday, as they were getting ready to close, brings us a starter of lobster bisque. Only, now I’m not so sure it was lobster bisque. . .but whatever it was, it was to die for.
If you have ever been to the Olde Pink House in Savannah and have enjoyed their fantastic She-Crab Soup, with the hint of sherry (mouthwatering just to think about), that was what this soup was. Like an orgasm in a bowl. I could have bathed in it. So good.
Then, the flatbreads came out, and mine had an unexpected ingredient — honey-mustard. Now, if I read the menu, it wouldn’t have been unexpected. But it was a pleasant suprise, because the mustard married together all of the flavors of the brie, turkey and pair. A delightful combination, and I was sorry I couldn’t finish the whole thing. I did end up abandoning some of the turkey and focusing more on the pear and brie, but I think that the lobster soup stole the show for me.
The ambiance in Urban Flats is cozy, yet hip/trendy. It was quiet, probably because it was 10 p.m., but I enjoyed the curved design of the restaurant, and the overall warmth and glow of the place.
AND, I found out about this event they have called “wine down wednesdays” — which my colleague Michelle and I are going to stop by after work — because I didn’t know last night, but I was dining on the ground floor of the Orlando office.
Small world, isn’t it?
So, Urban Flats — twice in one week. I’d say that gets four fishies.