2 weeks ago
I entered the grades for my students’ final assignments until 2am and then dragged myself through a chaotic workday.
I marked the end of another successful summer semester with dinner at @thediplomatmke. I like the atmosphere here: dark wood, moody lighting, Art Deco motifs, portraits of cultural icons...it has an updated speakeasy feel to it. I usually go for the gargantuan fries and the Diplomac. I switched things up and went with the gnocchi instead of the burger. I was on the fence about getting dessert, but the peanut butter pie was the perfect balance of sweet, savory, crunchy, and creamy to cap my night.
It’s also worth noting that Diplomat has a warm, hospitable staff. They’re good company, especially when you’re decompressing from a long day.
1️⃣ Peanut Butter Pie: graham cracker, buttercream, caramelized banana
2️⃣ Spruce is Loose Cocktail: Midwest gin, spruce tip syrup, lemon, Aquafaba
3️⃣ Diplomat Fries: triple blanched, garlic mayo
4️⃣ Gnocchi: braised pork shoulder, dragon tongue beans, sarvecchio Parmesan