Friday, 17 February 2012
Ever been to Cleveland? People might say why do you want to go there? There is actually a lot more to do than you think and aside from the tourist attractions, there is also lots of great food hub here. First off, let's start with Iron Chef America Michael Symons' restaurant - Lola. It is located on 4th Street, a little street that is pedestrians only full of just restaurants. So when ever you don't know where to go find food, this street is a resolution resolution.
This place was pretty packed, when we tried to make reservation, they said there is no availability until 9:30pm but then after we checked into the hotel, we asked concierge to book it for us and they were able to get us a table for 7:30pm. Nice!! The atmosphere was very dim with minimal lighting. The hostess came with an iPad for the drinks list.
We started off with the crispy veal sweetbreads as the appetizer. It was a very small portion but it was good. Very tasty.
For the main, I had the seafood medley... shrimp, mussels, scallop, clams ... oh mine. The broth was very dense with flavours. Wish there was more of it.
For dessert I had the Panna Cotta with blood orange and vanilla bean, clove cake citrus segments. It was very interesting texture to it, very different from any that I had try before.
Overall, for an Iron Chef restaurant, the taste of the food is good, service was great but it was pricey.
2058 East 4th Street