Travelling as I often do, I find myself in lots of different restaurants in different cities. On Thursday evening, we stopped by Charley’s Steak House in Tampa, FL. Entering this establishment, one is immediately caught up in the inviting, rich wood paneling and aromas dancing around the foyer.
Not really hungry and thinking only of having a glass of wine or two and maybe an appetizer, we proceeded to the enormous bar area. I have to say; whoever decorated Charley’s knows what a Steak House should look like.
Sitting at the bar, we were quickly greeted by veteran Bartender Kristian. Kristian is as polished as he is knowledgeable and helped us in the selection of our wine…a 2002 Opus. After carefully uncorking it, he proceeded to strain the contents into a breathing carafe to remove any sediment that may have been present. The wine was delectable, and we shared a bit of it with some nearby diners. One of those, my new friend Maria, agreed that it was indeed very good.Add a comment