Last but not definitely NOT least.
Dinner at Balena. Hoooly shit. I have never tasted food
like this before in my life. Plus the drinks were out of control fantastic
and more importantly.. the ambiance and design was great.
A perfect hybrid of masculine and feminine.
A whispering of shabby chic among the most beautiful industrial pieces.
The perfect portrayal of "Italian with a Mid-western twist",
which is the inspiration behind the food.
The service was impeccable too!
I had such a lovely time.
To start I had the bruschetta of oil poached tuna with marinated beans.
It's definitely a starter for two... I ate the whole thing. Totally fine.
The flavors and textures were so unexpected and just absolutely perfect.
Then came my entree. Ricotta ravioli with swiss chard in a brown butter sauce.
Heaven. Heaven. There was a slight hint of lemon.. I can't even.
For drinks I had the Manlino and the Strawberry.
Both fantastic and refreshing.
I can't wait to go back.
I'm absolutely exhausted.