What do you get when you cross a fancy cheese store with a restaurant/wine bar? Awesomeness. Cheesetique in Del Ray (second location in Shirlington) is unadulterated awesomeness.
We're officially putting Cheesetique in our "definitely going back" category of restaurants. They've got a list of 7 grilled cheese sandwiches and 4 mac n' cheeses that I plan on working my way through.
Second Thoughts from B
J's "restaurant mullet" tag is genius. I guess it makes up for her dedication to Kraft singles for way too long...
Having a dinner of wine and cheese sounds pretentious or at least very European. I know we aren't European, and I'd like to think we're not pretentious. So what gives?
You can blame my lifelong love of bleu cheese that I stubbornly got J to adopt while we were first dating. You can blame CityZen's eye-opening cheese plate that was part of a set chef's menu many years ago. You can blame ecstasy-inducing burrata in Rome. You can blame our friends M and A who have some of the more sophisticated palates around, and help introduce us to new flavors every time we eat out with them.
Regardless, our love of cheese is alive and well, and each of our favorites can be found under one roof. Sophisticated and high-end cheeses you've never heard of and childhood comfort foods all on one menu. It may initially sound elitist, but I'd simply call it delicious.. and the true restaurant mullet.