SUNDAY IS HERE!!!
I have been so excited to share this post with you, honestly today couldn’t have come soon enough! I feel so honored to collaborate and partner with Red Letter Hospitality to bring you a series of blog posts dedicated to the great local food and drinks that their restaurants offer to this area.
The first restaurant I am featuring is The Cork 1794 located in the West Erie Plaza. Those closest to me know that this restaurant in Erie is one of my favorites. It’s always my go-to choice for celebrating special occasions or even for just an upscale date-night out. I’ve also willingly attended numerous work functions at this location without hesitation, because I knew the food and service would be sensational.
If you haven’t been to The Cork for drinks, lunch, brunch, or dinner then add it to your agenda as soon as you possibly can. I love that they are constantly changing and updating their menus seasonally, and to please every patron.
The atmosphere at The Cork is stylish, yet comfortable. I tried to capture some of the amazing detail in my Instagram stories today! The service is always seamless from the moment we walk in the door. To match their ambiance, their food and drinks are equally beautiful and satisfying.
We arrived early for our reservation so we decided to have a seat at the bar for drinks. The bar is the perfect place to unwind – with an unrivaled collection of beer, cocktails and liquors. They also have an expansive wine selection displayed in cruvinets. (Take a peak at my insta-story today for a better look!)
I ordered a CAMPFIRE SANGRIA, which had Cabernet Sauvignon, Apple Cider, Spiced Pear Vodka, Apple Brandy, Cinnamon Syrup, Granny Smith Apple, and Cinnabon! It was so delicious and warmed me up!
Patrick always orders a TRADITIONAL OLD FASHIONED that has a Demerara Sugar Cube, Angostura Bitters, and Skunk & Goat Tavern Knob Creek.
Once we were seated for dinner we were excited to see a recently launched updated menu. For our appetizer and entrees we wanted to try some new items, however tempting our old favorite staple items may have been! We ordered:
CHORIZO + CILANTRO QUESO WITH CHIPS (Chorizo Sausage, Red Onion, Cilantro, Cream Cheese)
14 OZ PORK CHOP (Tandoori Spice, Tomatoes, Corn, Cilantro, Burnt Lime) with the paired wine: Truchard, Syrah
BUTTERNUT SQUASH CANNELONI (Sage Cream Sauce, Walnut & Arugula)
We love that the Cork pairs a recommended complimenting wine with each entree.
We definitely had to save room for a sweet treat, perfectly paired with a special blend of coffee only available at The Cork and made by the local coffee shop, Brew HaHa. I’m not even exaggerating… it was one of the most delicious cups of coffees I’ve ever had!
WARM APPLE CRISP is made with Granny Smith Apples, Brown Sugar + Oat Crumble, Vanilla Ice Cream, and Caramel Sauce, Served in a Cast Iron.
The DESSERT OF THE MOMENT that evening was a refreshing lemon pie! This changes regularly so it’s always worth saving room for something new!
If the inside of The Cork wasn’t already a perfect hangout spot to enjoy live music, drink at the bar, or eat in the dining room, their patio is always warm and inviting despite Erie entering into our colder months. The space is complete with fireplaces and outdoor heaters.
You’ve almost made it to the end of this post- and now is the time for the most exciting part! Red Letter Hospitality has generously given us a gift card to do a giveaway for our followers! If you’d like to enjoy a delicious meal at The Cork, please go to our Instagram page @inourstyleblog to enter! Follow the instructions on the post, the code word to comment is: gather
A special thank you to Annē, Director of Marketing, Tammy, General Manager, and Maggie, our fabulous and fun waitress. Our night out at The Cork was like a shot of espresso and gave me an exciting jolt to write this blog post and share my experience! 😉 I hope you enjoyed this delicious experience of mine and are inspired to go eat at The Cork soon! I can’t wait to visit the other 2 RLH restaurants soon to continue the series and I will be sure to report back to you!