My girlfriend and I decided that the best way to bring in a Wisconsin snow storm was to go out and share some small plates. And one of the best places to do that at is La Merenda, located in Milwaukee’s Walkers Point area. Since it was a girls night we opted for the whole bottle of a smooth red from Rioja Spain. We chatted and laughed over a warm goat cheese curd crustini with chorizo and tomato sauce. (I’m a Wisconsin girl, so I’ll take my cheese curds any way I can get um!) Halfway through the bottle of red we ordered another yummy plate. This time it was braised short ribs slow cocked and pulled over a creamy carrot risotto. Perfect on a snowy night. Once the wine was gone it was time for desert. We settled on the blood orange meringue tart. No thats not chocolate sauce on the plate, it’s a thick tart balsamic vinegar. Who would have thought…the two were made for each other. 

We finished our dinner and decided to move girls night to the champagne bar. If ever you wanted to feel fabulous…go to a champagne bar! Cuvée in the Third Ward, served up some tall sexy drinks. A perfect night with perfect company.