Eric’s Mom came to visit for the week and she was very friendly, but her allergies started. She said it wasn’t me, but I decided to go hunting in the twilight. I’ve seen some of those bushy-tailed rats running up and down the trees and they’d better watch out.
|The Townhouse Dining Room|
Katy told us that she and Dennis had really enjoyed Bouquet a few weeks ago. When Mom said she wanted to go to one of the fancy restaurants she’d read about from Dexter, we thought about a number of restaurant we hadn’t visited and thought why not Bouquet? It’s located in Covington’s historic Mainstrasse district in an Italianate townhouse. It’s a beautiful building with a long dining room and an atmosphere that seems like a Parisian Bistro or a restaurant in the Ontario wine country. The wood floors, while attractive, intensify the volume. I wish there were some soundboards to dull the noise.
|The Featured Soup—Carrot with Maple|
|Bibb Salad with Pineapple and Cornbread Croutons|
|Sea Scallops as a Small Plate|
|Pork Loin with Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts|
|Lamb Shank with Root Vegetables|
|Carrot Cake with Homemade Ice Creams|
The food, the portion size, and the pricing are the reasons for Bouquet’s reputation and all are recommended. PLEASE NOTE: The menu continually changes so what we have featured may no longer be available. There was a nice wine list, though we did not partake and don’t feel we have the expertise to judge it. We did not love the noise level and our server was a trifle cocky, also a little flirty with the all-female parties, though he did respond to our requests. Bouquet is very consistent and is a must for foodies and Cincinnati visitors who are willing to drive five minutes south of downtown to Covington.