CloverShoots: a beautiful dinner at West End Grill
Despite having lived in Ann Arbor for several years now, I never got the chance to visit the West End Grill. We got a lovely seat in the window, and the evening light just made for absolutely beautiful photos.
The dishes are written on chalkboard, and our waitress recited the whole menu without glancing down at it once! She confided in us that flashcards were the way to go. While very impressive, this makes it a little difficult to decide on an entree while listening to the others. Fortunately, they have everything listed on their website.
To be honest, I wasn’t very impressed with the caprese. It’s an upgraded version of the house salad, so I was expecting it to be something nice, but it turned out to be quite mediocre mozzarella.
Fred and I aren’t usually big on lobster, but I felt that it was perfect here, lending just the right amount of buttery flavor to the filet.
When I walked to the back of the restaurant, I was very surprised by how dimly lit it was. Our seat was flooded with light, and the back felt like an underground bar. It would be interesting to try sitting in the dark part some day to see how that changes the feel of the meal.
In other news, some of the shots from our engagement shoot with the amazing Brian and Stacey of Simmermacher Photo and Film came back.
They shot with 5D Mark III cameras and had a tilt-shift lens!
Just showing that there’s more to my life than food. Thanks, Brian and Stacey! Also, I totally want to upgrade to a 5D Mark III and try a tilt-shift lens now.