Revolution Review

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So I’m a bit late with a restaurant review from this weekend. I got home late from outlet shopping and a mexican feast with my parents and I didn’t want to rush the post last night. Because the food I had this weekend deserves attention. I tell ya, Durham restaurants continue to impress.


Since it was a birthday celebration and all, I made cocktails to kick off the evening. Amaretto liquor with sparking cranberry and lemon. Delightful.

Then, we walked to Revolution, a restaurant I’ve been dying to try since the moment I found out we were moving to Durham.

I just love the modern simplicity of the space and the innovative menu was calling my name.

I heart bourbon, so I ordered the gray & the blue – Knob Creek, lemon, and maple syrup. Twas strong, so I sipped it slowly throughout the evening.

One of my co-workers raved about the Ahi “Poke” tuna, so we had to get it.

We literally poked this pile with a fork and it unfolded into an awesome spicy salad, full of succulent chunks of tuna and wasabi caviar.

Matt and I split both of our entrees (we get food envy easily).

This, my friends, is an absolutely heavenly coffee encrusted filet served over spinach gnocchi and brussels with a port wine reduction. Everything about this dish was fabulous – the crunch of the coffee, the perfectly cooked beef, the soft gnocchi which actually burst with flavor, and the sweet, sticky sauce. LOVE.

Our other entree – the pumpkin and potato curry – was fantastic as well, but I think I was a bit distracted by the filet. The vegetables in this were so soft and just a teeny bit crunch on the outside. The sauce was pretty traditional, but had a pop of pumpkin flavor. Perfect fall dish.

I can barely stand to look back at these pictures because I’m salivating. Revolution = winning.
  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    October 25, 2011 at 12:38 am

    All I can say is, WOW!

  • Bonnie
    October 25, 2011 at 8:39 am

    That ameretto and cranberry looks really yummy! I LOVE ameretto. As soon as I can have alchol again, I am going to try and find the cranberry (or equivalent) in Canada and try it!

  • Dad
    October 25, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Oh Laura, that meal looks great. Can’t wait to go too.

  • Mom
    October 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Looks delicious! And I love the wine glass with your beautiful old brick wall behind it. That photo could win a prize!

  • Kat
    October 25, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Oh, to live with food envy. Sometimes I wonder if there will ever come a day where I’ll actually just eat my own dinner. Answer: Probably not. Thank goodness for men who are in the same boat, no?