Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tonight's Dinner: February 9, 2013

As a thank you to our friend Melissa for doing our engagement photos, we met up with her in the evening for drinks at The Trappist in Oakland.  Even though we had a very late lunch, I was starving.  The food that they were serving looked pretty darn good for pub-fare.  I got a grilled cheese that was fancier and creamier than any grilled cheese that I've had before.  I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing.  It was super rich, which actually made it go really well with my blonde beer. I really enjoyed the crunch of the bread. They did a good job of browning it up without burning it...something I've never been successful at doing.  I'm sure that tons of butter was involved, but I wasn't think about that at the time. We also ordered the charcuterie plate and later on in the night Nick ordered a Reuben.  I enjoyed The Trappist as I love dive bars, but we weren't able to stay late because Christopher and I were getting up to run a 10k in the morning.

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I'm really not sure what kind of cheese was in this sandwich.  It was extremely
rich and gooey.  I want to say it's gruyere, but I can't be sure and they didn't
list it on their menu. It didn't taste like regular Jack or Swiss, so it could be
anything! Their pickled vegetables were to die for. 

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Their charcuterie plate was also very good.

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Nick's Reuben. 

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