Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The Blind Pig
1076 E. Washington St.
Sorry for the elapsed time between posts. We don’t want to disappoint our followers. All 35 of you! The Lunch Pail Gang has been awfully busy with other projects in our lives, but we found time to visit a relatively new and exciting eatery. Blind Pig was established in March of 2010 in Butchertown near Downtown Louisville. The restaurant’s owners proclaim it to be a “premier swine dining establishment”. I must say excellent choice of words. The architectural layout of Blind Pig will keep your eyes busy while you wait for your meal. With the open-air kitchen and exposed brick. The different art work and a vintage looking bar only add to what the food can’t offer in a dining experience.
To end this sure to be most interesting lunch yet, we decided to get a couple desserts. Not just any desserts either - a chocolate crème brulee with a slice of bacon on top and butter pecan bacon brittle ice cream. If I had to recommend one it would be the ice cream which was very good. Not to be dramatic, but the crème brulee took me on a rollercoaster of emotions. It might be the first time I started out loving something after the first bite and by the last bite hating it. Chocolate and bacon do go together, but in moderation. Not that the dish was big, but after two bites my brain and stomach was on overload. Proceed with caution. I would definitely recommend trying it, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.
All in all, a must visit on Louisville’s places to eat. I give it a $$$ rating on the gang’s $$$$ scale. A bit pricey for lunch, but it was worth it.