Why? A Mother-Daughter Evening in Tremont!

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On Tuesday night, I met up with CLEmom after work for a mother/daughter evening. First, we went to Wine & Design in Tremont.

I always love going to Wine & Design for their great, affordable wine selection and adorable home accoutrements. Plus, Greg – the owner – is always so friendly and welcoming! However, Tuesday night’s trip had more of a purpose than just regular Wine & Design shopping. Kimberly from Smitten…in Cleveland hosted a Baubles & Bubbles party combining champagne and Stella & Dot jewelry.

Our friend Julie from Wearing Mascara recently became a Stella & Dot consultant. So, we got to sip bubbly, peruse a favorite store, buy jewelry (I got this…what do you think?), and support a friend all at once. Sounds like the perfect start to an evening!

If you’re interested in hosting a party or ordering some baubles for yourself, check out Julie’s Stella & Dot page!

From there, CLEmom and I headed to Ginko. I had been dying to check out Chef Dante Boccuzzi’s sushi spot. The space is very tiny, with most of the seats being at the sushi bar. This is great, though, for checking out all the fresh delicious choices and watching the sushi chefs at work.

For an appetizer, we ordered the spicy scallop chips. Topped with tobiko and scallions and served with avocado, the spicy scallops were atop Pringles. A really different presentation and so tasty!

CLEmom is wading into sushi and this was her first bite of the raw stuff…the verdict: she loved it!

We then tried some nigiri, including seared beef and fatty tuna. But the nigiri that did me in was a piece of seared duck, topped with foie gras and plum. Insanely rich and delicious!

Next up were the rolls: king crab for CLEmom and the house specialty Zeppelin for me. I forget all of the Zeppelin’s many elements, but it’s essentially a rainbow roll exterior with a whitefish interior that packs quite the wasabi punch.

For dessert, we shared the tempura apple, which was served with a pastry cream and strawberry parfait, with a generous sprinkle of sesame.

In between bites, we chatted with Chef Boccuzzi about the People’s Party for the West Side Market and the excitement surrounding all the centennial events.

It was such a fun evening in Tremont, experiencing two of that neighborhood’s gems. Plus, I got to spend time with my best friend…nothing better than that!

Where’s your favorite place to hang out with your parents?

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