Elements Contemporary Cuisine during Pittsburgh Restaurant Week

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week was full of great dining options.  Being we didn’t want to favor any 1 restaurant during the week, we decided to let a couple of friends decide where we should go on Wednesday night.  After reviewing the online menus posted on PittsburghRestaurantWeek.com, our friends decided on Elements Contemporary Cuisine.  It had been awhile since we’d been to Elements before with some out of town co-workers and enjoyed ourselves, so we thought it was about time to return.

Flat Iron Steak

We made our reservations early through the PRW website – and it was a good thing – because the restaurant was quite busy.

The Restaurant Week menu featured a three course meal for only $30 per person.  Everyone happened to get something different, which was nice because we all had the opportunity to have a taste of each other’s dishes and get a real feel for the culinary style of the restaurant.  (Three diners ordered the PRW special and the fourth ordered off the regular menu)

The table started with the chef’s choice 6-item cheese board as we waited for our meals to be prepared – yes, even though of us getting the three-course meals..  The others at the table really liked the array of cheeses, though I (TasteBudB) am not a seasoned cheese-lover.  I could admire the varying textures, dryness, and pungency of them, but wasn’t head over heals about anything in particular.

From the Restaurant Week menu, I ordered the Salmon, TasteBudA got the Flat Iron Steak, and our friend Mark had the roasted chicken, we all had the squash soup as our starter course and our dessert was a chocolate, candy and more tasting.  Our other friend Mary Lou ordered a Cajun Pasta dish.

Elements Contemporary Cuisine on UrbanspoonEach of us very much enjoyed our meals – with the exception of one of the items from the dessert menu.  One item, which the PRW three got had a very bitter taste, which not even wine could remove from our mouths.  Despite ending the meals on a bad bite, we had a great time and think it would be very nice spot to dine outside during the summer months.  Plus, it didn’t hurt that we went on un-WINE-d Wednesdays and took advantage of the half-price bottles of wine.

[More pictures coming soon]
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