WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – As I mentioned a few weeks ago, January was my birthday month, and with that came a careful consideration of where to eat dinner. Need to indulge in Italian? Splurge on seafood? Communicate with Mexicans? The possibilities are endless.
However, the shortlist ended up with some restaurants I hadn’t been to. pinpoint restaurantWhen I moved here four years ago, it had just been voted one of the best restaurants in the South. Southern living magazine. Yet it has avoided me ever since.
That dry spell ended when I gathered my closest friends for a night on the town over the weekend. drum yard Courtyard (arrival The hotel will reopen on February 1st and the Gazebo Bar will reopen throughout the week).After a drink with a delicious reposado tequila, we marched Pinpoint Located in downtown Wilmington.
The restaurant is beautifully decorated with exposed brick walls, artwork and a long bar in the middle. Our group quickly ordered drinks (the cocktails are delicious) and began our dining experience by perusing the menu.
The table settled on a platter of locally sourced raw oysters, sweet potato hummus and exquisite beef tartare.
Though small compared to some other oysters, these North Carolina offerings pack quite a punch.
Of course, beef tartare is a must whenever it’s on the menu. A delicious blend of raw 1855 beef topped with homemade dill pickles and grated Gouda cheese. Putting it all on top of the crostini exploded with different flavors in every bite. Sweet, sour, fragrant and creamy. Simply excellent.
for the main course Pinpoint Offering everything from seafood to duck, pork, steak and vegetarian options.
My friend chose the seared duck breast with polenta cake, seared vegetables and Vieux Carré gastric. Since it was my birthday she decided to share.
Another friend went for the ‘Local Golden Amadai’ with beautiful fish fillet, root vegetable puree, fresh cream, blood orange and mezcal buerre blanc (see alcohol/cocktail based sauce theme ). Her plate was almost licked clean when she was done, so it must have been good.
I had the pan seared Heritage pork chop (highest grade pork) on a bed of spaetzle, served with red wine braised cabbage, brown butter sauce, craft mustard and smoked trout eggs. It was essentially advanced German cuisine, with a variety of delightful flavors and textures. It was devoured to the last bite and was a real birthday treat.
Despite its upper-level price range ($29 for the cheapest appetizer), there’s something for everyone. Never mind the price when you come to this reputable restaurant. All included an assortment of exotic ingredients created and beautifully plated in the kitchen by professionally trained staff. It was worth every penny.
Pinpoint With a party of eight, it lived up to its lofty reputation, saying something. Everyone left talking about their meals and it ended up being one of the better dining experiences I’ve had in years.I don’t need another birthday or special event to come backMore I can promise
If you go:
Pinpoint Restaurant is located at 114 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Do you have any restaurant recommendations?Or do you know the best secret you want the rest of Cape Her Fear to know?Send me an email email@example.com And I’d like to introduce you to your selection. Cheers!
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