It was the night before my graduation – yikes, terrifying I know, right? I was not prepared but I was going to ignore the inevitable fact with some food, wine and family. My family and I decided to dine at Edge Restaurant the night before this milestone event.
I had only eaten at Edge once and it was when I was either a freshman or a sophomore (the years tend the blend together sometimes). I remember it was scrumptious so even though it had been a while since I had dined there I didn’t have any reservations about taking them there. Before I begin, though, the restaurant was very dark so any photos I took did not turn out well. So please take my word for the taste since there isn’t a visual component.
To start, we went with the crispy calamari. This is a classic dish but it had a spin on it because it was served with frisée, ginger Sriracha dressing and fried capers. This was some of the best calamari I have ever had. If you have not read any of my previous posts, then you may not know I have Sriracha’s biggest fan. This dressing was the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. It was also friend to perfection but the frisée allowed a lovely fresh element to lighten it up. My parents were even enthralled about it. I would definitely recommend ordering this.
I ordered the pan roasted Scottish salmon for my entree, which came with yukon gold mashed, melted leeks and mussel champagne reduction. I requested snap peas instead of potatoes, although I still received a little bit of mashed potatoes on the dish. The salmon was perfect and not overcooked – I enjoy my fish a little less cooked. The leeks really went well with the dish, and so did the little bit of potatoes I had because they added a heartier component. However, the snap peas were delicious and I’ve never had snap peas so yummy before. Everything about this dish was a winner.
They were offering a limited menu because they were so busy due to Lehigh’s graduation, so not all of the dessert options were available. I had a hankering for chocolate cake but there wasn’t any on the menu. I think asking never hurts so I asked the waitress if they had any chocolate cake off the limited menu. She said they offer a molten lava chocolate cake they make from scratch and they weren’t too busy to do it for us. My mom and I decided to split it so we happily ordered it and it was delectable. It was rich, warm, filling and perfection in all way.
I could have been nervous about taking my parents somewhere to eat I haven’t been in so long but I know Edge wouldn’t disappoint and I was right. The food and the service was great. The atmosphere is fancy and I would recommend not wearing jeans to dine there. I had a lovely last night at dinner as an undergraduate student. Now on to face the real world.
74 W Broad St, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Mon-Thur 5:00 PM-9:00 PM; Fri-Sat 5:00 PM-10:00 PM