Grapevine’s Main Street Bakery is absolutely delicious. I close my eyes as I take a bite into my chocolate eclair and it brings me back to my college days of studying abroad in Paris. My sister’s raspberry tartlet and the comparison is undeniable. Grapevine’s bakery knows what they are doing… quality ingredients, gorgeous presentation and super delicious! Next time you are enjoying a day in Grapevine make sure and take the time to stop in say hello and pick up some amazing treats!
This week we decided to try out Ellerbe Fine Foods located on Magnolia. Ellerbe was recently awarded Bon Appétit Magazine’s 10 Best New Restaurants in America! Ellerbe has also been featured in Texas Monthly and D Magazine. After reading all of these rave reviews, we couldn’t wait any longer to go here and try it out for ourselves.
Upon arriving, we were pleased to find that Ellerbe offers complimentary parking. We received a very warm greeting by the staff and were immediately escorted to our table. The décor is a unique balance of elegance and comfort.
We started with an order of the Anna Marie Shrimp Toast. The dish came with Carter Farm homegrown tomatoes, creamy Italian dressing, and DMC Caciotta served on top of a piece of toast. We also ordered the Braised Rabbit and Brie Crepes with grilled Doak Farm peaches and crispy shallots. Having never tried rabbit before, I couldn’t I resist. The rabbit meat was delicious! It had a wonderful smoky flavor and paired perfectly with the smooth mildness of the Brie.
Next up, the Grilled Duck Breast and Stone Fruit Marmalade with sweet corn risotto, house-made bacon, and wilted cabbage. The duck was cooked perfectly. The sweet corn risotto really brought out the flavors of the duck and was the perfect compliment.
We also ordered the Chef’s Choice Steak, which was a top sirloin “baseball cut”. It was served with a Port Reduction; Brie mashed potatoes and lightly dress arugula. The steak was awesome!Our waiter informed us that this steak had been voted the second best in Fort Worth. The meat just melted in my mouth and was unbelievably delectable. To me there’s nothing better than a steak and potatoes combination. These Brie mashed potatoes were out of this world. The smooth hints of butter, cream, and Brie were heavenly. I liked how they included the bed of arugula to balance out the flavors and cut through the creaminess of the mashed potatoes.
There was no way we could pass on dessert when everything else had been so amazing. We ordered Maw Maw’s Bread Pudding served with Whiskey Sauce and Pralined Texas Pecans. As if this wasn’t enough, we also ordered a scoop of their Dulce De Leche ice cream. There aren’t words to express how satisfying this dessert was. The bread pudding is one of the owner’s grandmother’s recipes. It was literally a slice of heaven. It was sweet and had a hint of cinnamon and nuttiness. The bread pudding was moist and the Dulce De Leche ice cream was the perfect compliment. The ice cream was cool and refreshing. The flavors of caramel and cream went perfectly with the bread pudding.