Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tremont's Fat Cats

Last Saturday evening, we were craving some patio time. We originally headed towards Pete Joyce's Bistro on Lincoln Park, but their patio was full and most of the parties had just been seated. Needing to make a decision quickly on our feet, Fat Cats popped into my head. I've admitted on here before that I often forget about this Tremont gem, but for once I didn't and I'm so glad that I thought of it.

We enjoyed a wonderful evening out on their patio, with a gorgeous view of the downtown Cleveland skyline. The service was attentive without being intrusive, drinks were quickly filled, and the food was exceptional.

We started with their Pizza with grape jam, Gorgonzola, duck confit, Ohio apples, and walnuts ($7). The crispy, thin flatbread held up well despite the amount of toppings, and the blend of sweet, acidic, and rich savory worked beautifully together. Then "R" settled on the Duck Breast with an orange glaze, black rice, and bleu cheese beets. I opted for the Spring Risotto.The risotto was prepared well, and packed full of spring-time veggies. There were so many different varieties that I lost count. The marscapone cheese also gave it a slight creaminess. I was pretty pleased with the dish, and we left there happy, bellies full, and our patio craving satisfied. Fat Cats is tucked away in Tremont, but it is not one to be forgotten!

Fat Cats
2061 West 10th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 579-0200


Bite Buff said...

WARNING! There are several whole roasted cloves included in this dish. For me, this was welcomed! But it was worth mentioning.