I Ate Dinner In a Gym
I ate dinner in a bar overlooking a boxing ring last night. No, my meal did not consist of chicken wings and some bar nuts. Instead, I had an amazing six-course cocktail pairing dinner from Chef James Cruz and Justin Himmelbaum.
The Mucho Gusto/Uprooted Kitchen dinner was hosted at The Cornerman Pub, which is connected to Delray Beach Boxing. (Side Note: It is like the universe was laughing at me, that I got all dressed up and then plopped me in a gym.)
It was by far, one of the best meals I have had in the South Florida area in a long time. This was compounded by the circumstances. Chef Cruz was working from a hot plate, there was no kitchen.
I'm also not the heaviest of drinkers. Beers have to be fruity for me to like them, cocktails have to balance between not being too sweet and not being super alcohol laden. I am comfortable in my pickiness.
Below are the photos from our dinner, along with descriptions of what I can remember. I was so in the moment of enjoying that I didn't get all the specifics all the time.
I can tell you that my two favorite courses due to the flavor of the food and the cocktail pairing were Flour & Water and From the Dirt. The food was cooked perfectly, the drink complemented it perfectly and I wanted more of both.