Trentina + giveaway

photo 5Last Friday I had the pleasure of playing the role of a lady who “lunches.” Baby Ninja and I met a good friend of ours for lunch at the newest addition to the Sawyer restaurant lineup; Trentina, located in University Circle.

The interiors took my breathe away (sorry no pictures, I was so smitten with the mirror-topped tables, gold ceiling and the abstract artwork I forgot to snap a few) but the food is what really stole the show. We met for lunch because Trentina was kicking off their new lunch serving time. The menu had many creative selections of pastas, flatbreads, salads and a few more entree-like offerings.

photo 2photo 1Our experience started with a little charcuterie-like tasting of cheeses, pickled veggies and cured meats which was super yummy.

photo 3 Then I had a pasta and shellfish dish which was very different, the pasta was super al dente almost crunchy but it worked and the flavor was amazing! I would for sure order it again.

photo 4We had a lemon sorbet and olive oil ice cream to complete our fine dining along with a teeny tiny macaroon which left us satisfied and ready to take on the afternoon.

I was actually terrified bring Baby Ninja to a rather fancy restaurant during the middle of the work day but I have to say he did great! Plus, the restaurant was so kind and didn’t make me feel akward as I struggled with there car seat among the sleek white leather chairs and super thin, very fragile glassware (which I adored.) Thanks Sawyers for such a creative, unique and glamourous dining experience at lunchtime…we will for sure be back!

Now, onto the good stuff…who wants to try it out? I have a $25 gift card to giveaway to one lucky reader. Just tweet me “@iheartclev I’d love to experience @TrentinaCLE for lunch” winner will be drawn at random by next Wednesday, September 17th. Good luck!

Happy weekend CLE. Don’t forget this weekend is a CLE FLEA weekend, get your coats, boots and scarves ready and go shop!