All day, I had my heart set on a glass of Riesling and a cheese plate. I knew exactly where to get it, but I also knew it would be a bit expensive. After the day I had, hours of standing in the sun in a pencil skirt and heels greeting VIPs, I threw my hands up and just told myself I’d earned it.
Formaggio’s Wine Bar in Market City does have a happy hour every day from 5:30 to 7:00, and they have some really nice choices for food. There are also five different $5 wines and a $4 beer, Peroni. Well drinks are discounted, and they have a few specialty cocktails on offer as well. Sadly, the only white wines were chardonnay, which I don’t care for. I paid full price for my imported German wine. It was lovely, but I’d usually never pay that much for a glass.
Geoff ordered the chicken curry bowl. It was not an oversized portion, but he said it was very good. He made the whole thing disappear in about five minutes. I’d say he liked it.
I ordered the mixed green salad to supplement my cheese plate. I’m not really a salad person, but this was quite enjoyable. There was a sweet, fruity dressing, some gorgeous creamy cheese, and some chopped nuts which all combined perfectly together. I think if you were a salad person, you’d really love it.
The cheese, though, is really all that I could think about. The cheese was amazing. Unfortunately, it wasn’t on the happy hour menu, either, but it was worth it. There were five different types, including a smoked cheddar and a double cream that were just fantastic. It comes with a warm baguette sliced very thinly so there’s not an overwhelming bread to cheese ratio. There were still maybe three bites of cheese left by the time we ran out of bread. I may have dipped some nuts into the remnants of that double cream.
After a long stressful day, this was exactly what I needed. Unfortunately, our bill was over our normal budget, but I think this was a well-earned treat. Formaggio’s is more toward the expensive side. It definitely made me wish I had more money to spend because the menu was full of wonderful things. The atmosphere was relaxed but refined, and the service was very friendly. If you stick to what’s offered on the happy hour menu, you could easily eat for less than $20 per person. If you’re feeling the need to treat yourself, Formaggio’s is an excellent place to be.