If you haven’t checked it out already, read about me and you will know I’m a fan of Mid-City. As a fan of the area, I wanted to brag about the latest exciting addition to the neighborhood.
Tréo is a new establishment from the husband and wife duo that made Finn McCool’s the favorite Irish Pub of not just Mid-City, but possibly the entire city. If you go over there expecting Finn’s, however, you will be surprised.
When you walk in, you are greeted with the bright and clean look of the place. You glance around the room and see the stark, black bartop, the kind of bizarre clock created from Kim Jung Un’s mug, and the cheery, attractive bartenders ready to introduce you to some cocktails.
Make sure to look up. Rarely is the ceiling a very cool thing to talk about, but this ceiling, had us talking for awhile. Can you see it? Can you? I want it!
We decided to sit at one of the tall boys near the entrance and perused through the drink menu. I started with a Sunday Selat, a Cumin and Jalapeno infused Bourbon cocktail with a little bit of lime and Liqor 43. The Boy ordered himself The Green Parrot, a pretty little cocktail made with gin, Montanaro and Dolin Vermouths, a “lime cordial” and Tiki bitters.
My Sunday Selat was the kind of cocktail I dream about. If it was something I do, I would have ordered it three more times. It isn’t however, and I forced myself to order something new after I drank it up. The Boy’s cocktail was refreshing, however, I’m not a gin fan so I can’t elaborate much on it. He likes his gin, though, and according to him, it was great.
If you head over for more than just the liquid libations, be sure to check out their small plates. You should. I can’t wait to go back to see what Chef Cullen can create again and again and again.
We started with chicken liver and foie gras with a cassis gele and toast points. They were wonderful. We really wanted the Scotch Eggs, but unfortunately they were out (boo). We then moved on to the stuffed piquillo peppers. I like stuffed peppers, but I have never really freaked out over them.
Let’s just say, I’m going back just for this dish. It’s creamy, tangy, spicy all in one colorful tasty plate.
We were also lucky enough to order the special of the night which was a tasty hangar steak with a chimichurri sauce, roasted potatoes and wilted greens with tasty chunks of garlic…. oh man, I want it again.
I don’t usually do the dessert thing, but I was convinced when I saw “Hubig’s style” in the description of their blueberry pie. And you know what, I did the dessert thing that night, and I’m glad I did.
So, long blog story…long…
I really love Tréo and will go back again and again. Go for the cocktails, stay for the food, and make sure to check out the second floor art before you leave.
For more information on Tréo visit their website http://treonola.com/
but I suggest just heading on over there the next chance you get.