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Even though there is no demand for it, we bring back our semi-regular TBIAW feature where we ignore our premise of making a Mr. Boston drink each day and instead review a drink from a local establishment. This time we went to Enso, a relatively new Asian restaurant located in
downtown Uptown . Charlotte, NC
What prompted this rare journey to a restaurant located more than 5 miles from the Bottle Wonderland Estate? Charlotte Restaurant Week, also known as Queen’s Feast. This is where a bunch of restaurants offer three course meals for a fixed price of $30. You have to be careful when selecting your restaurant, though, because in some places you really aren’t getting any kind of a deal for $30. Since we went to Enso during last year’s Queen’s Feast we knew what we were getting into. Plus it was fun to reunite with all the other cheapskates who only dine out once a year.
Mrs. Bottle ordered wine with her meal, but I took one for the team and ordered a cocktail. I tried the Pear Lychee Martini, a mixture of Grey Goose La Poire, lychee juice, and sour mix. When I ordered it, I pronounced lychee as “lie-chee”, but when the waiter repeated the order he pronounced it “lee-chee”. Stupid smug waiter. I’m not even sure his is the correct pronunciation. I think when paying $14 for a drink, the waiter should just go with whatever I said.
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I don’t think I would feel too manly ordering that.
Note: The "Pear in a Glass" image comes from the blog of artist Jeffrey Hayes.