Thursday, August 02, 2007

Last Night

Tonight was my last restaurant week dinner because of other commitments this weekend. I couldn't think of a better way to end restaurant week than at Meadowlark. We started with a bottle of Letitia Pinot Noir which was wonderful. I had the Beets and Frites (don't forget to have the caper's my favorite)! I had the Grilled Sirloin and Fresh-dug Potato Gratin with Homegrown Tomatoes and Chard. It's was wonderful! To complete my meal, I had the Oatmeal Cookie with Ice Cream. I didn't share! Although, I did manage to steal a bite of my friends Lemon Chess Pie...which was also delicious! All in all, I had an excellent week dining out!

I'm already looking forward to Restaurant Week in 2008!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Restaurant Week Wednesday

I have a love/hate relationship with restaurant week. I can normally go into my 'usual' restaurants on a Wednesday night a get a table without a problem. Not tonight. My choices were the back room or the bar.

Let me start by saying that I love Pacchia! I eat there at least twice a week. One of my favorite things on the menu is the Sweet Potato/Eggplant appetizer. I can eat that and a salad and be happy! Tonight's iteration was fine...but it was sorta lukewarm. I've definitely had it better. The second course of the restaurant week menu was the Fifth Street Salad which is one of my favorites. I chose the pork as my entree and was again disappointed. The pork was dry and didn't seem to have much flavor. Nothing like the fabulous pork I had off the regular menu last Saturday.
While tonight's meal was a little disappointing...I still came away happy. And I'll be back because it's just part of my love/hate relationship with restaurant week.

Day Two: Cest Tout

Tuesday was Restaurant Week Day Two for me...spurred on by the posts in Mark Fisher's Uncorked blog, I headed to Cest Tout. And like the others, I wasn't disappointed. I started with the Cream of Tomato soup...okay, those of you who know me know that I really started with a glass of wine, the Fetzer 5 Rivers Pinot Noir, and it was the perfect place to start. My main course was the Linquine with Bay Scallops and Sundried Tomatoes with Lobster Sauce. The Peach Melba was a perfect light finish to my meal.

Wednesday: Pacchia

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