Valentine Date

Hope everyone had a happy Valentines Day. My Valentine surprised me with some candy, wine and reservations at a fancy restaurant up town called Webbs Custom Kitchen. The reservations were for 6:00 so I took off work a little early to make time. This was our first visit to this restaurant but it was not the first time inside this building.

Webbs Custom Kitchen gets it name from it's history that dates back to 1920 when it was a popular movie house call none other than the "Webb Theatre" housing one screen and 826 seats. 

Here it is back in the 70’s

Here it is today

The streets were blocked in front of the restaurant because they were filming a Hallmark Movie. I was hoping to walk in the fake snow but unfortunately they had already taken it away.....here is a secret. It was only cotton and they just toss it in the trash cans afterwards. 

Walking into the restaurant brought back some memories. I remember daddy taking me to my first movie back in 1976 here. The movie we saw was King Kong. It frightened me and had me in tears at the end. Feels like just yesterday. I also remember daddy taking me to this same movie theater to see the first Star Wars Movie.


As we entered, it was like walking back in time. The original projector was on display and there were other preserved pieces of  history displayed through out. Even though the old building has had major renovations and a new modern look, you can see flashbacks of the rustic brick walls, arched ceiling and balcony that still remain. They had a movie screen showing old black and white (silent) movies during dinner. It themed well with the atmosphere like live art work.


We were seated on the lower section but the staff insisted we go to the balcony seating to get a good view of the movie screen and open view kitchen. They also encourage you to walk up to the kitchen window and take a look at the cooks preparing the meals.

We started off with an appetizer  of “Duck Cigars’”. (We call them duck egg rolls.)
Excuse the blurry photos but I tried to be discreet taking photos at the table. But I mean, A blogger has to do what a blogger has to do.


For our dinner course, we both chose the filet mignon medallions topped with blue cheese on bruschetta.  


I fell in love with the taste of this chocolate Martini. This was the first time I have ever had a Martini. I’'m sure they are not all this good. It was so sweet and creamy.........and small. 
But I just had too...Did I mention it was Godiva?
 

Oh speaking of desserts, we shared a piece of New York Cheese Cake to finish off the meal.


We took half of our meal and cake home with us because we did not want to leave feeling stuffed, but did leave feeling satisfied and now Nick has enough left overs for another meal while I resort back to Nutrisystem. 

This was a nice valentine treat from my love and we talked about doing it again soon. The food was delicious and the staff was pleasant.

We had a Hollywood night.




11 comments

  1. What an awesome restaurant. Love the history.

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  2. great history there. glad you had a wonderful time.

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  3. How awesome! I love that this restaurant evokes such sweet memories for you and you make me want a chocolate martini so bad! Yum!

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  4. Great pictures. We have driven by The Webb many times. I remember hearing it had been converted. The food looks delicious. I like it when someone comes up with a great idea of preserving something from the past, and use it as a theme. Good entry, Glad you guys has a LOVELY evening. It is also good to remember 'Younger Love!' Sweet!
    Sherry and jack

    PS WHAT? a Chocolate Martini? Who woulda thunk it? (smile)

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  5. Wow, what a cool restaurant, Lisa!! That steak looks amazing, right up my alley. And I totally knew they used cotton for 'snow' in the hallmark movies - sometimes it's so pathetic looking, yet my daughter and I are still hooked on those movies every Christmas!!

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  6. Loved this post Lisa! I think I have a pic of the screen in a blog post somewhere! We went there for Charlotte Restaurant week a few years ago, and loved the atmosphere, the food and just love that it is in an old movie house. So great that you enjoyed Valentine's dinner there! Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Id love to go back.
    jess xx
    Have a great weekend!
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  7. Sounds like a lovely date night and how cool that the restaurant is an old movie house and one that you went to.

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  8. I am drooling over your food and what a GREAT place! Lucky you and I bet you enjoyed every minute of your Hollywood night! I love it when they redo old places and make them relevant to today's lifestyle rather than just tearing the old places down.
    Happy weekend, my friend. xo Diana

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  9. How could anyone NOT enjoy great food in such a wonderful setting?

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  10. It sounds like you and your love had a lovely time. How wonderful! That New York cheesecake sure looked tempting.

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  11. Wow, this is such a cool place to eat. The food looks delicious. What a great atmosphere too. It was thoughtful of your Valentine to make this date with you. And it was sweet that you had all those memories of your dad when you walked in.

    ~Sheri

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