We chose the restaurant because it was close, and because with the word martini in the title we figured it would not be filled with children! Metropolis Martini and Tapas turned out to be a great decision.
After being seated and told the drink specials, the chef came to our table to tell us about the food specials. They all sounded so great that we put ourselves in his hands and let him craft our dinner. Great decision #2. Here is a recap of most but not all of our meal:
We started with an Artisanal Cheese (Mano from Wisconsin and Maytag Blue) Plate with Fresh Fruit (apples, strawberries and blueberries) & Dried Fruit (brandy-soaked golden raisins), Nuts (curried pecans) & Crackers and Charcuterie
yum, bleu cheese!
Next we had bowls of the soup of the day, Cream of Asparagus, which had super sweet lump crab in the center of the bowl, sprinkled with garlic bread crumbs and finished with truffle oil:
Next up, fresh porcini mushroom with goat cheese pizza.
Black and white sesame seated tuna with sushi set up (soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger). The wasabi was Extra Hot!
Chris reacting to the extra hot wasabi.
Tartar of Columbia River King Salmon. So delish!!
Duckleg Confit w/ House BBQ Sauce, Toasted Corn Pudding & Local Peach Chutney. Chris' favorite!
Seared Wild Alaskan Halibut with Fennel Salad and North Carolina Blueberry Gastrique
"Carolina Creole", Shrimp, VA Country Ham and Mussel on Carolina Rice w/ Zucchini, Tomato & Onion in a Broth of White Wine, Butter & Cajun Spices. Christian's favorite.
Seared Columbia River King Salmon with Cucumber Salad and Yogurt. Gayle and I loved this, so much in fact that we practically ate the whole thing before we remembered to take its picture!
A testament to how good everything was - tons of empty plates!
Great decision #3 was to have dessert!
Vanilla panna cotta with fresh fruit. Creamier than I expected. Yum!
Chocolate. Need I say more?
Local peach bread pudding (that was so light it was more like a souffle) with a fried peach (with funnel cake batter) and bourbon vanilla cream. Chocoholic Gayle said this was better than chocolate. High praise! (The peaches were perfect, fresh, sweet, juicy; I had a peach martini with fresh local fruit that was stellar.)
Altogether it was a great evening!
520 Old Stoney Road
Corolla, NC 27927