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Friday, October 21, 2011

The Redwood Room

In Rochester there is a chain of three restaurants (City Cafe, Redwood Room, and 300 First (previously The Broadstreet), and they have been family favorites for as long as I can remember!  
 To make a long story short Redwood Room closed and has recently reopened (the Wolfe family is insanely excited about this)!  Lets just say that the restaurant opened in the Redwood Room's place was not successful, and everyone seriously missed the Redwood Room!  
To make a long story short my family went to dinner at the Redwood Room last night.  Dinner brought back tons of wonderful memories.  The Redwood room was the Wolfe family go to restaurant for special occasions, Birthdays, Graduations, Anniversary's you get the picture!  The Redwood room is known for its cozy dimly lit atmosphere, and their great selection of live music (voted 2007 most romantic restaurant and best live music, Rochester Magazine).   I could spend an evening there simply sipping on wine and enjoying the company of close friends and family!  
Dinner last night at the Redwood Room did not disappoint.  Dinner started out with artichoke dip and the fabulous Redwood Room bread with garlic infused olive oil and parmesan cheese.  I could literally make a meal out of this bread it is that good! But I kept myself in check because I was really looking forward to the main entree!  I had the hardest time deciding on what to eat for dinner though.  Everything sounded amazing, does that ever happen to anyone else?  Well after much debate and flipping back and forth between entrees I finally decided on the fish of the day which was Swordfish.  The Swordfish was served over mashed potatoes with a tomato sort of sauce and the swordfish was wrapped in thinly sliced potatoes.  It was delicious I cannot wait to have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow!   My mom ordered Shrimp Risotto with corn (amazing I stole several bites), Miranda had the famous Apple Cider Pork and my dad enjoyed a Cajun Pasta!  I wish I would have snapped a few pictures of dinner, but sometimes I am just to caught up in the moment.   I enjoyed being able to spend the evening with my family.  It was great to be able to share a wonderful meal, in a restaurant with a cozy atmosphere and fabulous food!

But oh wait the great meal didn't end after entrees!  We split Creme Brulee, and a wonderful French Silk Pie!  I have to say the French Silk Pie was my favorite.  

And for those of you who wanted to know how the Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting turned out lets just say peanut butter frosting is very very addicting!  Yum!  If you are a peanut butter lover like me this is the frosting for you!!
I hope you all have a wonderful Friday!  Hard to believe the week is over!

Do you have a favorite restaurant that has closed and come back due to popular demand?