Thursday, March 28, 2013

Art and Soul Re-Opening Party

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On Tuesday night we had the pleasure of attending Chef Art Smith's re-opening of his restaurant on Capital Hill, Art and Soul. The restaurant serves upscale Southern Cuisine and had been closed for the last month for renovations. The event featured a number of passed hors d'oeuvres, beer and champagne tastings, and a full open bar. With all of the good food floating around, we wished we'd had the chance to try it all! We will definitely be back to check out the full menu!

Here are a couple highlights:

Flying Fish IPA tasting!

Delicious spread of baked goods: muffins, scones, and danish. Not exactly Passover friendly! 

Deviled eggs! These had the perfect hint of mustard seasoning. They were so good we hoped to go back for more but they were all gone! 

Smoked salmon spread on a toasty cracker.

Goat cheese quiche. These were our least favorite dish. We found the shells to be dry and the filling bland.  

On the contrary, this pulled pork biscuit was our favorite dish! The pulled pork was topped with a teensy bit of relish that added just enough acidity and brightness to an otherwise heavy dish. 

Talk about heavy dishes, this is a deep friend andouille sausage croquette.  Amanda loved them, Liz was not a fan.

Lastly, this kind gentleman let us try two different kinds of Gruet champange! They were both delicious!

Not pictured here is the goody bag that we were sent away with. It included a red pepper jelly, mix for grits, a tea sampler, a travel coffee mug, and a couple of other treats! It was really so generous. The event had a great turn out and we were so glad to be a part of the re-opening festivities! Congrats to Chef Art Smith and his team at Art and Soul on a successful event! 

Liz & Amanda

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