LA isn’t the only place in the world to offer a restaurant week. Arizona also flexed their restaurant week muscles last month. At $29 for a three-course meal for every restaurant listed (as opposed to LA, which has three different price levels), it’s important to pick the right place. They also note that the price is $58 per couple. Thank you, but I can do math. I know that 29 x 2 = 58, so if you’re not going to offer me some sort of couples discount, I really don’t see the point of showing me this. Mathematical anger aside, we decided to head to Bloom, a fancy American restaurant.
Bloom’s set menu had a lot of choices, but with my unvegan diet, I narrowed it down to a few good veggie-less dishes. To start off, I ordered the cheese platter. It had some brie, bleu cheese and some other subtle white cheese. Maybe even more impressive than the cheeses were the almonds, garlic and cherry confiture that came with them. These additions went well with all of the cheeses and were a great way to start out my meal with horrible breath.
For my main course, I had a little trouble deciding. For some reason, I wasn’t in the mood for red meat, but the Crispy Half Chicken came with green beans. The steak, on the other hand, had parmesan fries. I asked very politely if I could swap out the green beans for those yummy-sounding fries and Bloom complied. Not only did they give me the fries, but they arranged them as a bed for my chicken, allowing the delicious chicken juices to rain down upon them in a gastric orgy. The chicken itself wasn’t as crispy as I would have hoped, but it was pretty decent.
To conclude my meal, I ordered the creme brulee. It hit the spot and tasted like most creme brulees I’ve ever had. It came with come cookies as well, but I had no need for them as I delved into the sugary creme brulee.
In all, my meal at Bloom was very satisfactory. They didn’t make any sacrifices in size and were willing to cater their set menu to my unusual dietary needs. Their food wasn’t half bad either.