Birthday at Barrington’s

As you are surely aware by now, I LOVE to eat good food.  While great presentation and fine ingredients are a plus, food does not need to be fancy for me to appreciate it!

That said, I had a wonderfully fancy (yet unfussy) meal at Barrington’s in Charlotte to celebrate my 28th year.


Gorgeous birthday flowers from Elizabeth House

I had not dined at Barrington’s since 9th grade-when Margherita pizza and well-done steak dominated my restaurant orders.  Oh how the tides have turned!


As my first course, I ordered the Tega Hills greens with crispy falafel, Greek yogurt and a lemon vinaigrette.



The salad was tasty.  The lemon vinaigrette was tangy and the falafel was very flavorful!

The size was nothing to sneer at!



For my main course, I ordered the slow braised beef short rib with horseradish and cauliflower purée, potato gratin, broccoli and a red wine reduction.

It was my birthday, so I went for it! It was AMAZING. The short rib was fork tender and I was pretty much obsessed with the horseradish and cauliflower purée.



Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake with Vanilla Bean Ice cream



Apricot and lavender upside down cake with apricot purée, almonds and honey buttermilk ice cream.  This is what I am talking about. I like chocolate, but when it comes to dessert I am more of a vanilla almond type of girl.  The lavender flavor was so subtle but incredibly delicious. If you’ve never tried lavender in a dessert (LAVENDAR ICECREAM IS AMAZING!!) give it a try!

Before rolling ourselves out of there, we managed to take a couple of pictures!

With Sara of Wine and Blue– We got the flared skirt and silky blouse memo


If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen this (my sincerest apologies) but many thanks to my husband for this incredible meal. I am so happy that you appreciate good food as much as I do!

You can follow me on Instagram here at StephKTsahakis

Sorry guys, we could not seem to get a group shot with everyone’s eyes open. Not pictured, John Paul’s brother James! Maybe next time…

The food and service at Barrington’s was great and I would absolutely return for a special occasion. The portions were a generous size without being overwhelming. The ambience is cozy and inviting. Take your loved one(s) for a night to remember!

I know I sure will!


The Lady Olive

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