Saturday, July 23, 2005

Is that a Martini you're drinking - or are you just happy to see me?

Okay. So I'm going to go a little off topic of wine - and give a HUGE plug to a local restaurant that makes the absolutely BEST Martini's....ever. Even if you think you aren't a Martini fan, you will be after visiting this place (those of you local to MA).

It's called Venetian Moon, on Main Street in Reading Center. (Rte 28). If you do a search online for them, it appears there's no website, but CitySeach seems to have an outdated menu there - with NO Martini's listed. So you're going to have to trust me on this one.

The food is very good - eclectic Italian style dishes; good sized servings and one of the best Marsala's I've tasted. As simple as Marsala is - it's difficult to find a good one at a restaurant. Average entree is between $14 - $20.

BUT - the point of all of this is the Martini bar and selection. I didn't count so don't hold me to this number, but I believe they offer 50 different kinds. Our goal is to try each one of them, of course! Not only are they creative and fun -- they're all made really well. If you like Martinis, then you know how dissapointing it is to order one and have it be all wrong. I've had 6 different ones there, and yet to have one that wasn't made just right. Just a little FYI about me: I'm not really into "fou fou" sweet drinks (e.g. Green Apple, Watermelon, etc..) - I'm more of a "plain Jane" Vanilla Vodka kind of girl... ;)

On a wine note -- I drank a few average wines over the week, nothing worth noting really.
Cheers!

2 comments:

FouFou said...

Hate to break it to you but vanilla vodka is "fou fou." Why do people insist on calling any cocktail served in a martini glass a "fill in the quotes"tini? Hey! I just invented a new drink! Presenting the Bubbletini: Pour champagne into a martini glass. Sip will pretending that you and your friends are sophisticated...just like the girls on Sex and the City. Nothing says classy like a (flavored) martini!

Wines & Vines said...

Hey fou fou! Love the bubbletini ;) And I love your screen name. I'm a very fou fou girl in just about everything. I do however like plain vanilla vodka - with a little rim sugar. Don't even need anything else to give it additional flavor, hence the "plain jane" descriptor. I should've clarified! But yes - I totally agree, martini's are a ton of fun. Thanks for posting!