Why? Lago!

The Flats East Bank is once again becoming the place to be in Cleveland. With the new Aloft Hotel with its w xyz Bar, The Willeyville, Lago, and Ken Stewart’s already open for business, there are a host of great options to visit.

On Wednesday night, before the Chicago concert at Jacobs Pavilion, Mom and I dined at Lago.

The view from the concert

I loved Lago in Tremont and couldn’t wait to check them out in their new location. We started with cocktails, of course. I had the Mora, with dark rum, blackberries, simple syrup, lime, and jalapeño. It was a nice blend of sweet, tart and spicy!


Mom and I split the scallop appetizer, served with manchego polenta, pesto, and crispy kale. Let me just say that I need to figure out how to make crispy kale: I could get addicted to it!


The scallops were just done inside, but nicely seared outside, so they were tender and juicy.

For my entree, I chose the baked mushroom cavatelli, with a variety of mushrooms and goat cheese cream sauce. The sauce was incredibly rich and you could taste the earthiness of the mushrooms in every bite.


Mom had the lobster gnocchi, with huge chunks of lobster, sweet corn, and roasted tomatoes. It was another rich and delicious dish. Pro tip: Particularly if you order an appetizer, a half size of the pasta is probably plenty!

For dessert, we shared the macaroons, served over chocolate sauce and topped with white chocolate chunk ice cream. It was a sweet end to a delicious meal! I highly recommend checking out the new Lago!


Oh, and the concert was fabulous, by the way! Mom and I went to a Chicago concert at the now-closed Front Row Theater, so it was such great nostalgia to be able to attend another of their concerts together. Thanks to Cleveland’s a Plum for the ticket giveaway!


I can’t wait to try the rest of the new places to see and be seen on the Flats East Bank! Have you checked out any of the new East Bank establishments? Which do you love?


2 Responses

  1. Ha! ClevelandPoet, I forwarded this blog post to my favorite local bartender here in Milwaukee. She’s going to make the drink for me – it sounded too delicious to pass up – even though I’m not a big “spirits” drinker. Thanks for posting, Jen. And… Cheers!

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