Bloom Restaurant has a big city vibe with a small town feel. Located in the historic Wasena neighborhood in Roanoke, Virginia, this modern sleek restaurant offers a seasonal menu that highlights fresh local food. Don’t let the unassuming facade fool you, there’s lots to love inside!
The Roanoker Magazine will feature Bloom in upcoming issues. Stay tuned…I will post on my instagram – bubblybeeboop – when the article is published.
My friend and I enjoyed the Bloom dining experience so much that we are going back for dinner again this week. We sat at the chef’s table – very comfortable bar seats in front of the open kitchen. The chefs prepared creative plates of deliciously imaginative foods like this “Beetz” – Robiola cheese, toasted pecans and stone-fruit.
My friend and I shared a Charcuterie and Cheese Plate. We found the portions to be large enough to share between two ladies, but we also knew we were going to sample several plates, so we were not looking for large portions. Some of the menu items are offered in large and small portions. The menu allows the guest to choose the cheese and cured meats for our personal plate, so we chose Soppressata, Ted’s Cow Aged Cheddar and the chef allowed us to have some of their delicious House Ricotta on our plate. The plate was accompanied by flat bread and other accoutrements.
The Brasstown Beef was scrumptious! Confit potato, summer bean and peanut-romesco.
The highlight of our evening was the Watermelon “Jello” – black pepper-chantilly, mint, seeds, lime and Chocolate Cookie Dough – coffee pepita, mint chocolate chip ice-cream. The watermelon jello was an amazing presentation of chunks of watermelon, gelatin, fabulous dollop of whipped cream with a garnish of watermelon “fruit leather”. We enjoyed hearing Chef Madi’s rendition of how she created this lovely dessert.
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