Maxene’s Trail of Crumbs blog
for years, and years I have driven by Nel Centro (located near all of the downtown performance venues and attached to the ultra trendy Hotel Modea), and each time wondered if I would ever make it inside for an “amazing meal and excellent brunch” as many of my friends have noted. as luck would have it I was invited to join in celebrating Nel Centro’s 7th anniversary inside their spacious, light filled restaurant a few weeks ago.
before being sat I noticed a huge outdoor sun soaked patio filled with an assortment of wine, and beer drinking happy faces. I made a mental note to explore this area later.
for our meal we were treated to a wonderful four-course dinner prepared by chef John Eisenhart, featuring locally sourced and classically prepared dishes from the French and Italian Riviera. our wonderful meals were also paired with signature cocktails -a few of their frequently updated libations that draw inspiration from local theater productions- and wine from their expansive wine list. I was in heaven, that was until my stomach protested that another bit wouldn’t fit! I didn’t eat another meal until lunch the following day, we were all certainly spoiled that evening.
Read the rest of Maxene’s post and see her tantalizing photos of the celebration dinner plus learn to make a few of the delicious cocktail recipes for the drinks enjoyed during the evening at Nel Centro here>>
dinner menu for the evening
Read the rest of Maxene’s post and see her tantalizing photos of each course of the celebration dinner plus learn to make a few of the delicious cocktail recipes for the drinks enjoyed during the evening at Nel Centro here>>