We all know that the short winter days can be brutal. You go to work and it’s dark. You come home from work and it’s dark. Ho hum.
But it’s finally that time of year again when we can break out of our winter slump. Now that the sun shining until almost 8:30 pm, even the hardest of workers among us has time for some sun (or at least a sunset) and a cocktail once we’re off the clock. If you’re like us, you’ve been looking for the right patio, porch or deck to enjoy the warmth of the spring air, a refreshing drink and some fresh new foods.
We recently had the pleasure of visiting Fahrenheit’s rooftop at sunset on a particularly beautiful evening and we’re sharing our drinks, our eats and our views below.
We started our evening with two of Fahrenheit’s most popular cocktails from their new spring menu, Four Simple Things and Spicy Charlotte. Both cocktails are the perfect balance of crisp and sweet, sure to cure what ails you on a warm, sticky night.
Our first course featured some of Fahrenheit’s current seafood offerings, including Buttery Spiced N.C. Shrimp, Baharat Spiced Snapper, and Coconut Curry Clams. The Snapper was perfectly light with pickled onion, Persian cucumbers, cilantro and tzaziki.
Our second course was, by far, the most colorful of the night. This course included Miso Glazed Avocado, Caramelized Citrus Beets, 22 oz. Bone-In Ribeye, and Snap Pea with Burrata.
Last, but most certainly not least, came the desserts. Pastry Chef, Anika Rucker, must have been channeling our childhood favorites when she created these two desserts, the Nutella and Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta and the Dark Chocolate Swiss Roll. These two grown-up versions of our blasts from the past were the perfect way to cap off our meal.
After the sun had set and our bellies were full, we headed out to the rooftop to take in the views one more time. No matter how many other people are around, there is something peaceful about sitting by the fires, taking in the lights and watching your bustling city from above that makes a perfect end to the evening.
Haley and Carly are sisters, friends, working moms, 30-somethings and Charlotte natives. We blog about all things Charlotte, from food to family-friendly events. After years of moving around, Haley has settled in South End, and Carly in Davidson.