Monday, September 23, 2013

Alexandria: Cheesetique

Last Monday I had a particularly bad case of the Mondays-it was cold out and my body was not responding well to the temperature change. Luckily I have such great friends and one of them had a long lunch break so she scooped me up from work and we headed to Cheesetique in Delray (also one in Shirlington).
You can't go to a wine bar without ordering wine...as it was in the middle of the work day we capped ourselves off at one glass. Both good wines.
Carrie ordered the 'Tique Cheesesteak sautéed flank steak, creamy italian taggelio and punchy garlic aioli on crusty ciabatta. The steak was flavored really well but some pieces were not so great texturally but the cheese and garlic aioli more then made up for any imperfections the steak may have had.
I decided on the lunch special...$10 for any grilled cheese and tomato soup. The tomato soup was creamy and delicious. For the grill cheese I went with Taleggio & Onion Confit blend of taleggio and fontina smothered with house-made onion confit. A cheesy, delicious combo. If you like caramelized onions or any sort of onions really this is an amazing sandwich to get.
With the check they bring you out chocolate chips, a nice little touch to end the meal. 
They have happy hour during the week, definitely be making a return visit sometime soon!
This was the perfect meal to heal a case of the mondays, not much is more comforting then grilled cheese and soup. The food was very good and the server was knowledgeable-both things we picked he listed as his favorites on the menu. Portions were very hearty, I was full after my sandwich and ended up taking my soup to go. Not only are they a delicious restaurant, they are also a wine and cheese shop with an awesome cheese selection and gourmet goods. 

2441 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA
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2 comments:

  1. Wow.. that tomato soup made me hungry!! I like the choc/chips at the end...I eat them sometimes when I'm craving something sweet to eat at the end of the meal at home. :)

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  2. mmmm I love the cheesy goodness (plus choc chips with the bill! yesss)

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