We kicked off the week at one such place with the blogger dinner at Alma. We'd been there in the past and had mixed opinions, so PID and I were excited to give it another go.
It all started with a drink, as it so often does. PID went with a Jalepeno Gimlet (which - with its beautiful fusion of lime, jalepeno, cucumber, rose and gin - seemed to be the popular pick of the night with our fellow foodies) and I channeled my inner sorority girl with the Pisco Passion Martini which perfectly blended Pisco brandy and passionfruit juice.
|Pisco Passion Martini - $8.50 and Jalepeno Gimlet - $10|
|PRW's Brian McCollum, Alma's owner and wife|
|Bread Salad - $6|
|Ceviche de Hongos - part of special PRW menu|
We were inspired by the owners story about using local chickens and the adjustments the chefs had to make to learn to cook with leaner birds. Both of us ordered chicken entrees. PID with the Pollo Criollo en Cazuela and I with a regular menu item, the Seco de Pollo.
|Pollo Criollo en Cazuela - PRW Menu Special|
|Seco de Pollo - $15|
PID's Pollo Criollo was a cuban inspired creole dish cooked in citrus juices, sherry and herbs. My Seco de Pollo was braised in an aji and cilantro sauce and it was right up my alley.
We certainly enjoyed our trip back to Alma. It was great to meet more members of the Pittsburgh blogger world and learn more about operating a locally-sourced restaurant.
Big thanks to Pittsburgh Restaurant Week for making it all happen!