Today was pretty special.
After 1 year with this guy, he knows that while I love pretty much any meal, brunch is my absolute favorite. So he took me to Milktooth, a gem here in this city of Indianapolis. I cannot express how much I am in love with this place. The second you walk in you are greeted with piles and piles of beautiful pastries, both sweet and savory. We even saw this lox pastry that we were thinking of trying, until we saw the house menu, that is. As delicious as that lox pastry sounded, we just had to go with a few other unique dishes that this restaurant serves. We ended up choosing a few dishes so that we could get a good mix of sweet and salty, sharing all our plates and getting some beautifully crafted coffee drinks too. Food wise, we ate their delicious sweet tea chicken wings served with biscuits and gravy, the cornmeal dutch baby pancake with ham, figs, and gruyere cheese, sorghum glazed bacon, and a pecan sticky bun. Normally I'm able to choose a specific dish that I'm in love with, but I am not even kidding when I say that I'm in love with all those dishes. The chicken wings had a perfect saltiness, and the dutch baby pancake was so... fancy? complex? I loved it. The sorghum glazed bacon was incredible, it absolutely melted in your mouth. And the pecan sticky bun, oh man, the roll itself was so fluffy and warm but the sauce gave it a perfect sugary sweetness. I am dying to try and remake these sticky buns!
Not to mention, the decor itself was absolutely perfect. It matched the eclectic nature of the menu, and they even had a bookcase filled with incredible cookbooks! I want to just go back, order and coffee and a pastry, and sit down and read through every single one of them. The service was incredible too. Our waiter was quick to bring out our food, but also took time to talk to us and even helped give us some recommendations. There are some days when I wish I didn't ever get full, because I wanted to try every single thing on that menu. I'll be back for sure.
The rest of the day was just as special as the breakfast. Andrew and I grabbed some coffees at the Foundry to keep us awake from the food coma, and we drove up to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. We admired the Monet's and Van Gogh's, laughed at the European portraits, and poked a little fun at the ultra modern art. It was a wonderful day date. So full and happy!
Till next time! - Erica