This past Monday was Beckster and the Hubster’s 2 year anniversary! My how time flies. Hubster had a surprise date lined up, so I was super giddy and trying to let myself BE SURPRISED. I like to “be in the know” so surprises can be hard for me : )
Hubster made dinner reservations for us at Five Sixty in Dallas. I was SO excited! It’s the restaurant at the top of Reunion Tower and apparently every time we drove past it, I’d comment that “I really want to go there!” So now I’ve been, and it was amazing!
Reunion Tower is 560 feet tall, hence the restaurant name. When you arrive, you’re instantly stunned by the floor to ceiling windows that give you a breathtaking view of Dallas. The whole restaurant revolves 360 degrees, so if you stay in the same seat all night, you get to see everything at day, sunset, and night!
The food is an American-Asian fusion and the restaurant is owned by Wolfgang Puck. An instant “YES!” for foodies. By the way, the Executive Chef’s name is Patton Robertson, which made me giggle. Anyone else? Like reverse Robert Pattinson? Ok fine, I’m a dork.
Aaaanyways, we arrived a little early to make sure we beat the lovely Dallas traffic, and got to chill in the lounge until our table was ready. There we enjoyed the lovely views and a gorgeous sunset, along with some tasty drinks. I had the “Pearfect Martini” which was, you guessed it, a pear flavored martini. It consisted of Absolut Pear Vodka, Pear Puree, and Lime Juice. Yum! It’s definitely one of those “dangerous drinks” for me…where it’s nice and fruity and you almost forget it’s alcoholic! Hubster had the Shiso Honey Mojito, which I took a sip of, and it was also amazing. It consisted of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Lime Juice, Shiso Leaf, and Local Texas Honey. Delish.
When our table was ready, we headed over and were seated for dinner. The simple chic table settings were very nice. As a restaurant lady, I really took in all the aesthetics. (trust me, there’s a lot to take in!)
Word got out that it was our anniversary, so first thing, our waiter brought out a yummy starter, compliments of the chef. How sweet! It was a small plate of sauteed green beans with toasted walnuts in a soy chili sauce topped with sesame seeds. SO good.
Then we moved on to some Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops with Fresh Bamboo and Seaweed Butter. These scallops were so smooth, it was unbelievable. The seaweed butter was very subtle and paired perfectly with the other flavors.
Then we ordered our entrees. I picked the Sauteed Halibut with Thai Shrimp, Keffir Lime, and Pineapple-Chili Sambal. Wow. This was a good choice. The halibut was cooked perfectly and the sambal underneath was the perfect sweet/hot combo. The server who brought our dishes poured a little of a curry chili sauce on the side, which added a great punch. Absolutely delicious.
Hubster ordered the Honey Glazed Pork Chop with Bacon Confit, Spinach, and a Vanilla-Apricot Puree. This piece of pork was plated to perfection. (do you like my alliteration?) I let Hubster keep his meal to himself, but I did try a drop of the honey glaze, and if that was any indication to the whole plate, then YUM!
We were pretty stuffed and decided to forego the decadent dessert options, even though the Bittersweet Chocolate Souffle was calling my name. Maybe next time? : )
All in all, I definitely recommend Five Sixty. It made for an amazing anniversary date – great food, great ambiance, and great company.