I was recently invited to a special blogger event at the Village Tavern in Birmingham.
The restaurant is a pretty well known restaurant in the Birmingham area, however I’ll be honest, I had never been and I grew up here!
It’s in a very popular shopping district called The Summit on busy highway 280, surrounded by lots of shopping and other restaurants.
When I arrived I was promptly greeted by the General Manager, Cedric Castro, and taken on a personal tour of the restaurant. I have to say I was immediately impressed with the ambiance and atmosphere.
The restaurant’s lighting is slightly dim, but in a romantic way. My favorite part is the open kitchen.
There something about watching the chefs cook that make this cozy restaurant experience so authentic. They take a lot of pride in their guests’ dining experience. I LOVE that.
They have an award winning wine list. They have Wine & Dine Wednesdays when you can enjoy half price wines by the glass, and every Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 is Top Shelf Happy Hour.
The Executive Chef, Mary Grace Viado Howard, WOW. She’s such a talented chef – the passion she has for her food is unbelievable. I seriously could have talked to this woman forever.
Let me get started with the food – I got to cook with this woman! She set up cooking stations for us to make her pimento cheese and guacamole.
My fave, y’all – Gruyere Shrimp ‘n Grits, AKA “SNG”, which is their most requested dish. After tasting it, I can see why.
Good Lord. These were amazing.
Here’s their double decker cheesecake –
Key Lime Pie –
It was a fantastic night and the food was all amazing. I will be going back on my own now, and I definitely recommend it to you.
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