*DISCLAIMER*: I do not seek monetary benefits from neither Curtis Gamble, nor Station, nor any of my fellow Pittsburgh Blogger friends; I’m just a Pittsburgh Foodie & Fitness Fanatic, who enjoys sharing her adventures! Pictures captured with an iPhone 5s, and edited with Instagram and Adobe Photoshop Cs4 Extended.
The evening of Saturday, July 25th, Tasha of The Food Tasters, Amy of Running Om Green, John of YaJagoff, and Heidi of The Steel Trap and I, all attended the Cocktails & Construction, at Curtis Gamble‘s (formerly of The Frick Cafe and Grit & Grace) new restaurant, Station (located in Bloomfield).
Thanks to the eatPGH ladies advertising this event on their blog, my Foodie friends and I were able to attend!
This event was slated one week and one day, before the Grand opening of the restaurant! Just like the title suggests, all of us enjoyed a cocktail (or two, or three lol), while the tables and booths were still “under construction”. Also, there were six small course (including the cocktail) served throughout the evening.
I must warn you: before the event started, my phone battery died, and I missed the first two courses. For the sake of this blog, I brought my phone charger, commandeered one of the electrical sockets (lol), and charged my phone enough to take photos of the rest of the courses! Thanks Curtis; sorry that I had to do this, but it’s all for the sake of promoting your wonderful restaurant! 😉
One of my favorite dishes of the night! I know why Bourdain likes beef tongue; good stuff! 😉
Hands down, the best dish of the night! Incredibly tasty; I couldn’t stop raving about how much I loved this dish! I think I actually jumped up and down a few times in excitement (lol).
Crispy Chicken Confit has been one of my favorite dishes of the year, at any restaurant! 😀
All of us LOVED this dish! Tasha, Amy & I loved it so much, we went back for seconds (lol). X)
What really impressed me most, was when Owner & Executive Chef Curtis Gamble introduced himself, and said: “thank you for coming to my restaurant; I truly appreciate it”! It might not sound like much, not not every chef thanks his patrons for dining at his restaurant. I really appreciated this special moment, between the Chef, and his dinner guests.
Whether you either live on the East End, or the South Hills (like I do), Station is worth the trek! The food is SPECTACULAR; the bar is REALLY impressive, and cocktails are sophisticated, and strong!
Namaste, yinz yogis & foodies,
-Friendly Fitness Foodie