WOW!!! Had a great time at Rock Bottom the other night!
We started out with The Titan Toothpicks..a great appetizer for 2, it has chicken, Monterrey jack, peppers and onions..awesome flavors when they are together!! We had a brew named Bottoms up Kolsch, it is a German Style Ale. Light, and tasteful..YUM!!
Then we had the Asiago Cheese Dip. This is a staple item on the menu that has been around for 18 years(One of only 2 items on the menu to be around that long!) The cheese dip has sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms and scallions with a homemade beer bread. ( the brew used in this bread is The Falcon Pale Ale!) WOW!!..We had the Falcon Pale Ale, which just added to the dish.
The salad was Tuscan Chicken and it was paired with the 16th Street Wheat…the brew really toned down the Balsamic Vinaigrette and made the salad taste so good, it was a meal in itself!!
The Sesame crusted Salmon on focaccia tasted excellent with the wasabi aioli and they paired it with a Bohemian Style Pilsner they call Happy Pill (more hops) it made the wasabi pop in your mouth!!
The Smoked Salmon Fish & Chips ( the only other menu item to stick around for 18 yrs) I can see why. I don’t know of another place in town that makes the Fish & Chips with Salmon, which made it have a flavor profile like no other!! You bite into the crust and you get a flaky pink fish which really taste good and paired with a Red Rock Irish Style Ale which complimented each other very well!
The Grilled Ahi Tuna to me was one of my favorite dishes!! I am not a seafood or fish person, but I got to tell you that this dish is incredible!! For those of you who are like me and were afraid to try fish, give this a try. It taste like you are eating a tenderloin steak! It is seared to perfection and the inside is nice and red.. We had a brew called Saison, which is a Belgium style Ale..heavy yeast flavor and heavily carbonated, in fact they actually cork this bottle because of the carbonation.
My favorite of the night was the Overnight Braised Short Ribs! They were slow roasted and boneless and were served with cheddar mashed potatoes and a great mushroom sauce! We had the Molly Brown brew which had malt flavor and hops..Awesome!!
For desert we had the mini brownie with vanilla ice cream, raspberry and choc sauce, had a great flavor profile and to top that off we had a Root Beer Float to round out the night…man, if you never had a rootbeer float, THIS would be the one to try!! It is HOMEMADE and tasted so good…i could have a few..Not a brew, but the next best thing!!
Apparently I got so excited about the brews that I forgot to take pictures of the desserts so here’s a shot of some of the brews they have available.
When you’re there, meet Steve Cominsky-The Managing Partner. He has been there for 18 yrs..What an incredible thing for a man to love his job so much that he truly enjoys going to work everyday!! Thank him for the job he and the rest of his crew does!