Who doesn't love eating out? It's always great fun to head into town with friends, eat some delicious grub, and have someone else cook your dinner whilst you indulge in some yummy cocktails, am I right?! So, when my best friend Georgina and I were invited to the Coast to Coast VIP* event last week, we were over the moon (free food? Hells yeah!). Coast to Coast is an American style restaurant chain, specialising in great American dishes: premium burgers, deep-dish Chicago town pizzas, juicy spare ribs and much, much more! The restaurant have recently opened their first joint in Aberdeen, literally bringing a taste of the States to Scotland.
As soon as we arrived, we were presented with a glass of Prosecco, quickly followed by a large mint mojito - we were off to a great start! We were instantly presented with the BBQ Board for starters and munched our way through the platter. It's not something we would have normally chosen ourselves, but it was still interesting to try all the different bits and pieces (note to self: BBQ sauce, messy fingers and a white dress is a bad combo).
After the BBQ feast, I decided to tackle a plate of chilli beef nachos. I'd heard it was a challenge, but I was ready for it. Well, wow. What a fool I was to even think I could attempt the mountain of tortilla chips that lay before me. Seriously, this plate was HUGE. Ginormous. Now, I know some people love huge portions, and it's always better to have too much food than too little, but this was mental (please note: the picture does it no justice!) My dish could easily have fed four people, so I felt awful when I only managed a measly quarter of the portion - very poor show from me. Georgina, on the other hand, chose a classic cheeseburger with sweet potato fries which looked and tasted delicious!
After washing down our main meals with a big glass of wine, it was time to face the final hurdle; dessert. I chose an easy option of ice-cream and enjoyed a mix of four different flavours. Georgina chose sugar donuts sprinkled with hot chocolate sauce and cream. One word: yummmm.
Although I loved our evening, the one downside was the poor selection of gluten/ allergy free options, and being a gluten sufferer myself, I really struggled with the menu. I know this is something that will only affect a few, so I would still recommend a visit if you're in town - just make sure you arrive with an empty stomach in order to tackle the huge portions! Overall, we had a fantastic night; the food was delicious, the staff were so helpful and friendly, and the evening entertainment was great. Thanks again Coast to Coast, we will definitely be back! :)
* this post was sponsored by Coast to Coast but all opinions and thoughts are my own. Who could say no to free food?! :)