Check out Pittsburgh Restaurant Week this August!

   

Solstice, bright spot for Greensburg fine dining

0 Flares 0 Flares ×

Birthdays can be so much fun to celebrate. For the Pittsburgh TasteBuds, attending a birthday dinner at a restaurant we’ve never been to before is even more fun. Recently we had the pleasure of celebrating a dear friend’s birthday at Solstice in Greensburg. As a result, PghTasteBudA has found the first Greensburg restaurant that he would actually go back to!

After arriving early, we decided to indulge in a pre-dinner drink. Many creative options appear on the drink menu. As seen in this picture, I had a Blueberry Muffin Martini. The drink was sweet and buttery, too rich for me to have a second. After the martini, we switched to wine for the remainder of the occasion.

The table ordered a cheese tray to pick at while our entrées were made. I’m not a thorough lover of cheeses, but everyone at the table enjoyed the plate. Both TasteBudA and the birthday girl had a caesar salad as a lead-in to the main course, which they raved about.

Ironically, TasteBudA and the birthday girl also ordered the Crabcakes for a main dish. As I recall, there was nothing left on their plate following the meal. Though he’s never been to Maryland, “Land of the Crabcake,” he proclaimed they were exactly what you’d expect a crabcake to be – not overly bready with a nice complimentary seasoning.

I had the Cioppino, a dish that I hold dear to my heart as our Christmas Eve dinner tradition. I wish I’d have had more bread to soak up the rich broth. In fact, the dish was too meaty and large to finish. And if it weren’t a fish stew that I wouldn’t trust myself to properly reheat, I’d have taken it in a doggy bag.

The meal was a huge success. Everyone loved their food and the company. The meal ended with the birthday girl getting her flourless chocolate cake, which looks more like a brownie on the plate, but is her favorite dessert at Solstice. Kudos to the kitchen for taking the time to make her dessert plate a little extra special.

The service was great and I look forward to going back again to try another spectacular item from their menu.
Solstice Restaurant and Lounge on Urbanspoon

2 Responses so far.

  1. Greensburg doesn't have a lot of good dining choices. It depends on your preferred taste.

  2. [...] to the ‘burbs.  In July 2012, the next wine exchange will be headed east of Pittsburgh to Solstice in Greensburg, PA.  With a beautiful deck and a refreshing summer menu, we’ll be having a [...]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


− 6 = three

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Pin It Share 0 LinkedIn 0 0 Flares ×