My family loves good food and within moments of our first visit, Gemelle became our latest go-to for brunch, happy hour, cocktails, family time, and delicious patio dining. I’m not sure what took us so long to visit, but now that the secret is out, I can guarantee we will be the newest ‘frequent flyers’. So far we have visited for brunch twice and happy hour once, with plans for a grown up date night the moment the temperatures cool down.
This “Euro-American Pizza Pasta Place emphasizes freshness in every way,” says Chef Tim Love and that is exactly how I’d describe the food. Considering the massive garden that takes over the turfed lawn outside, I am not surprised that the flavors are so fresh. Eggplant, basil, peppers, mint, and fresh spinach are only a few of the delicious items growing within this restaurant space.
Creative. Delicious. Flavorful. And Fresh.
If you’d like to read what some of our favorites on the menu are, click on my partner site: www.FortWorthEats.com. No judgments, we ordered a ton and you know, I’m still not sorry. From multiple appetizers, to entrees, to dessert I’m still excited. Even if I did need to be rolled out of the restaurant.
To add on to the incredible food critique I’d also like to say the ambiance is on point. When you have live music, a view of a garden, and wait staff that are truly attentive/knowledgeable you are guaranteed an experience beyond just a visit to a typical restaurant. For the most part, we have been served by Harrison (shout out to you Harrison, your service was delightfully refreshing!) but overall my experience has been that the entire staff has extensive knowledge of the menu and genuinely believes in the fresh food motto of the restaurant. As you enter, you are kindly greeted, asked to sign a waiver, and have your temperature taken before you are taken to your table. Given The 2020 pandemic environment, sitting outside has been ideal for us and Gemelle has been the safe escape we have been looking for.
Family bonus- each time we have visited, someone has offered to give my kids a to-go box so that they can explore the garden and take home some of the fresh ingredients that are found in the foods on the menu. Do you realize how much that makes my kinds interested in the foods they are eating? Their dining experience goes from ‘blah, just pasta, no green stuff” to “well is that green stuff the basil I smelled in the garden? I liked that!”. Boom. Their palettes begin to create because they’re genuinely intrigued by the farm to table flavors. There is also a beautiful banana spider in the garden that my kids love to look for. I believe his name is Steve and although I’m not a huge fan of animals with more than four legs, he is pretty amazing to see.
We’ll see you soon! The ‘Crudo of the Day’ is calling my name.