Monday, March 16, 2009

Spark


On Friday night, Marc and I went to Spark, a relatively new restaurant in Provo, to celebrate my birthday. In short, it was amazing!

Dark charcoal walls. Great ambience. Great food. I'm just thrilled that there is a place like this in Provo!

For appetizers we got these fries with garlic aioli and blue cheese dipping sauce, and dueling edamame -- cold edamame with lemon and salt and warm edamame with bacon (the warm one won).

I had the special, which was this mahi mahi with pineapple salsa and coconut rice. When I tasted it, I actually had to close my eyes and moan a little bit, that's how good it was. (Marc had tuna with risotto that was delicious as well.)

Our waiter asked me midway through dinner if I liked chocolate (well, duh!). Apparently the chef wanted to make me a special dessert not on the menu. When he later brought out a molten chocolate cake with orange ice cream, I could not have been happier -- that's my favorite flavor combination ever, and it was fabulous. (I must have been really excited about it because I forgot to take a picture.)

I'm sure we'll be going to Spark again!

19 comments:

Jill said...

This all sounds appealing in a "Do you think there's anything on the menu I would eat?" kind of way. I'm glad it was such a great dinner for you!

Kelly said...

That looks like a great place! I'm so glad you found a wonderful new discovery on your birthday.

Laurie said...

That sounds amazing. And perfect timing.

Hannah said...

Dueling edamame, that sounds awesome! I had no idea such a place existed down here- it all sounds so good, I want to groan just reading it and looking at the pictures. What a perfect way to kick off your birthday!

patsy said...

GREat birthday date!

YUMO on the new restaraunt- I LOVE edamame- so good!

Dana said...

Aaron and I have been to Spark a few times and have LOVED it each time! :)

Dana said...

p.s. HAPPY Belated BIRTHDAY!

p.s.s If you and Marc are foodies like Aaron and I are I have a list of places to try in Salt Lake and Ogden! :)

Marla said...

You look fabulous...so does the food! Hope it was a great birthday!

rebekah said...

a moment for the history books! my goodness, provo? really?

everything pink! said...

that photo of you and mark is darling.

i now remember that you and i share the love of orange and chocolate.

is this on the women's conference to eat list???

rmt said...

Oh wow! I'm glad that you got to have a wonderful birthday date! And the chocolate/orange dessert sounds amazing.

Amanda L. said...

When the title said "spark" and I saw the photo of you and Mark I thought you were referring to the spark between you.

What a nice birthday date. Warm edamame with bacon? I'm salivating!

The whole evening sounds delish.

Liz said...

Wow! That sounds like a great meal! That is so great that Provo has such a nice "foodie" type of restaurant now. Glad you had a fun Birthday night out with Marc!

shannon said...

I love the name Spark! Your evening sounded lovely! What a treat--

Wouldn't it be great to be a food critic and have the excuse to go out to eat and get that fabulous service all the time?! That's a dream job of mine!

Denise said...

Your photos are beautiful, and very appetizing. Spark sounds like a place for me! I'm glad you and Marc got to enjoy a fun night out together.

Jen said...

what a fantastic dinner! thanks for taking photos of it!!! next time i'm in provo i've gotta try that.

Amie said...

I had no idea. I will have to google it... now I am trying to imagine which street it could be on... it definitely doesn't match Provo.

amy m said...

sounds romantic and delicious.

Natasha said...

WOW! What a place!

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