Hi I’m so sorry I’ve been neglecting poor TFG, but I’ll be back in the swing of things SOON I hope. I hate not posting regularly on here, but such is life, right? Wedding planning is just baaarely beginning and so are many other things, but that’s for another day. Right now I’m focusing on squeezing in a blog post before I meet a friend for a margarita!
Last week my Dad came into town and took us to two nice restaurants. The first one I will tell you about is Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck.
What: upscale Asian
Where: downtown Dallas
It’s been on my bucket list for years, so it was such a treat to get to take the elevator all the way up to this scenic spot in Dallas.
For those of you who don’t live in Dallas, you take an elevator all the way up what is called Reunion Tower (a.k.a. the ball) and once inside, the restaurant actually revolves a full 360 degrees every 54 minutes or so. It. was. trippy. But awesome.
We started with martinis.
They took about 45 mins to get them to us. But we weren’t too phased because of the awesome view that was constantly changing every minute.
Ryan and I both started with their white tuna roll. It was a little bit spicy, the fish was high quality, but the flavor and texture was a bit odd. The raw crunch of the asparagus almost catches you off guard–it’s nice to have a little crunch, but this is a huge contrast to the rest of the roll.
This is their calamari. Ryan didn’t have the best review on it, noting the calamari was extremely bland and had to ask for a side sauce to spice things up.
I had the chicken dumplings with a peanut sauce. This was a TINY dish as it was on their sushi menu, but I was expecting a little more for the $16 or $18 that it cost.
My Dad had their Wild King Salmon “Hong Kong Style”. It was a nice flavorful dish.
For dessert we had the Baked Alaska, and sadly, it did not come out on fire. But that’s ok. The merengue on the outside was great, as was the strawberry sauce. I was less than impressed with the dessert as a whole–the ice cream had that icy texture that reminded me of freezer burn. Time for some fresh ice cream in that freezer!
Overall, it’s a great experience up there in “the ball”. We left happy, but when reflecting back on the meal, it was so overpriced for not even great food. The service was just ok, but the view was spectacular.
That Foodie Girl