I had my fortune read by Miss Jessica, ate amazing fried green tomatoes and received five really great mixed CDs... that, a visit by two former Shop Gals, unique food, lots of red wine and time spent with the people that mean the most made for an amazing culinary and celebratory week. No worries to those of you not involved... I felt your love telepathically... and the fortune teller told me you were there in spirit!
Favorite foods consumed during my week long culinary celebration:
Fried Green Tomatoes with Green Goddess Dressing- Founding FarmersWood Grilled Calamari with Lentils- Cafe Saint X
Roasted Beet Salad and Goat Cheese Salad- Bar Pillar
Porcini Risotto- Potenza
Roasted Chestnut, Ricotta and Artichoke Pasta- Posto
Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels- Chocolate Paper
I also checked out a new bar located in Logan Circle called ChurchKey that has an UNBELIEVABLE beer selection with 75 brews on tap and hundreds in the bottle.
I do not need a fortune teller to tell me that if I keep up this restaurant tour I will need new jeans but it was totally worth it! I just left Trader Joes with healthy produce and grains and new recipes are soon to follow.
Today is Nov 1--- it is a new week, a new month and a new year for me. As I listen to my new tunes while perusing my great new cookbook (Thanks, Mom!), I make you a promise of more time spent cooking, consistent chaos and a continuation of carefully crafted recipes... after all, Miss Jessica said writing was definitely in the cards.