The Butcher & Baker

On Sunday I was invited by Queen City Chic to a Charlotte Bloggers’ Friendsgiving  hosted by The Capital Grille, in Charlotte N.C.  If you know me you know I love steak (a little too much) and I would never pass up an invitation to a Friendsgiving!

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I had never been to The Capital Grille but have heard nothing but outstanding reviews of the upscale steakhouse.  My mouth was beginning to drool while I looked over their online menu (as one does when they’re visiting a nice restaurant and know they will not be footing the bill). Just imagine; house made mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto, salad made with parmesan dressing, lobster mac and cheese, and world famous steaks. And then I looked back on the invite and realized we were trying out a new menu! I get a little excited to try out new preset meal menus, because let’s be honest, these are the menus I like to do when I’m paying $150 in babysitter costs on top of Ubers, cocktails and dinner.

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The Butcher & Baker menu is The Capital Grille’s take on the traditional Sunday family meal. For $45 you get a three course dinner which you do not have to cook or do dishes.  That alone is worth $70.

Consider it their Sunday best.  The three course meal features an exclusive entree of choice, a Chef seasonal salad, two sides for the table and The Baker’s Pie to finish the experience. Every Sunday 5:00-9:00 pm $45 Per Guest.

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I started off with the Chef’s Seasonal Salad.  The dressing was light yet addicting. The greens were so fresh you could smell them as you put them to your mouth.

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Enough talking, let me get to the food. Of course I ordered The Capital Grille Prime Rib. It was perfectly cooked, thick, especially juicy with just a hint of charred exterior that  gave the flesh a variation of texture from edge to center.

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The Sam’s Mashed Potatoes and Soy Glazed Brussel Sprouts with bacon (really thick cut bacon) were perfect accompanist for my meal.

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My friend ordered the The double-cut rib lamb chop, which came with a ring of mint jelly that was so visually appealing. There was so much meat that it could not believe my eyes.  I tasted just a slice of it and quickly realized I wanted every single ounce. This was superb lamb, superbly grilled.

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To finish it off warm apple crostata was an absolute stunner.  The housemade vanilla ice cream actually made me finish every little bit.  It was the perfect way to end the meal.

To sum it all up, we had an amazing Friendsgiving with good company and spectacular food. If you are looking for a place to have your Thanksgiving make sure to book your table.  Capital Grille is hosting a Thanksgiving November 22, 2018 for turkey and steak enthusiasts alike ($42 for adults and $15 for children).


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