My birthday was celebrated at Bern’s Steakhouse in Tampa. It was nothing short of incredible! It was a 4 hour experience that I didn’t want to end. It started off with our fabulous waiter offering us nice sized samples of any wine by the glass we wanted to try. Ultimately, we ended up ordering a fantastic French red from the year of my birth:
Our waiter brought out some crackers covered in 4 melted cheeses to compliment the wine:
We ordered the Caesar salad, and watched the waiter prepare the dressing table side:
Next came our appetizer, a variety of smoked fish with 3 sauces:
My strategy was to taste each fish with each sauce. They were all delicious. I felt like I was a judge on Iron Chef.
That waiter was right there to clear the bowls, but not in a hurried way at all. The pace of the meal was perfect.
Next he came back to finish preparing the salads:
While the Caesar salad was delicious, if I ever get the opportunity to come back, I would skip this. It was really rich, (and cost an extra $11.00 per person!), when a Bern’s salad is included with the entrée, and they had some pretty yummy sounding dressings!
And then for the star… The entrée! I got a trio of small steaks:
3 ounces each of filet, Delmonico, and Wagyu strip, a perfect medium. All amazing!!!! The filet was my favorite. I barely touched the crispy onions, baked potato,and farm fresh vegetables on the side. I was really full at this point, but thankful to take leftovers home.
And the wine cellar, oohh the wine cellar. The largest wine cellar in the world.
Stepping inside, I instantly found myself in one of my favorite places on Earth. I wanted to move in:
I even loved the cool, damp, musky smell. I didn’t want to leave, but wasn’t mad that I got whisked up to the dessert room, where I had the best coffee drink of my life:
(The cappuccino Bern’s Steak House) in an intimate wine cask:
We shared the macadamia nut sundae:
A perfect birthday meal! I am a lucky (35 year old) girl 🙂