My husband and I had a date!! Woo who!! I have to admit, it’s been a while. We wrapped up our night at a new little restaurant in Hamilton (Baltimore, MD). It’s called Clementines. Since we had not made dinner reservations and the kitchen was closing, we begged our way in for a cup of coffee and dessert. Since Clementines has opened, it has been busy. I have hear wonderful things about the food, and mixed reviews on the service.
Now, because Devon and I have a combined 30+ years in the food industry, when we go to a place, we are a bit picky (maybe a little too). He spent years in kitchens of 4 and 5 star restaurants and I spent my time in the front of the house. We look for the overall experience to be just right. For example, if we have had a wonderful meal, great service and then we get a cup of instant coffee with dessert…well, it can taint it a bit for us.
So, we went to Clementines with an open mind and anticipation since we’ve heard such good things. We were a little put off that we had to explain to the hostess the virtue of allowing us to come sit at an empty table for a piece of cake and coffee. I know we were not a high ticket guest…but, I promise, if it went well…we would be! We didn’t let this stop us from enjoying our night out! We ordered coffee…Zeke’s!! Yeah!! This was definitely a good sign. Then we took a look at the desserts! We unanimously landed on the gingerbread cake with pear compote. I enjoyed it so much! Devon wasn’t as convinced. He said it was, “ok”. I think he was put off by the reception we received at the door.
I personally left with the hope the next experience will be good start to finish.