tuesday, october 4th, 2011 - dinner at sprig & vine
sprig & vine is this totally awesome little vegetarian/vegan bistro not far from our house. i went with my friend, laura (a fellow yogi), and my sister, hannah, for an inspired meal. without the protein staples we so often rely upon to provide the foundation for our entrees, sprig & vine opens up a totally new world of mealtime possibilities. i totally loved the encrusted tempeh with honey mustard sauce, the bbq eggplant and the zucchini & black eyed pea cakes. it was a totally awesome meal!
|laura & hannah|
october 5th marked the one-month countdown to the wedding. in true celebratory fashion, craig and i popped open a bottle of bubbly friday evening to revel in the less-than-one-month-til-we're-married. we ordered pizza and sipped champagne, as pizza & wine has always been our go-to date night. hard to believe the wedding the just over 3 weeks away!!!
saturday, october 8th, 2011 - girls' lunch & sisters' dinner
saturday morning found me (accompanied by my mom and sis) at the bridal salon for my dress fitting. it was amazing to see what i thought was a well-fitting dress turn into a custom gown, tailored oh-so-precisely just for me.
|my turkey heaven...i mean reuben|
|mom's crab cake|
|han's chicken quesadilla|
1. porcini-parmesan risotto cakes with a lemon-vanilla emulsion, black garlic puree, crushed hazelnuts & arugula sprouts
2. spice-rubbed scottish salmon, soft corn tortillas, sweet corn & charred poblano relish with black truffle cream
3. duck samosas - sweet & salty braised duck wrapped in flaky pastry and fried, finished with spicy aji amarillo creme fraiche and apricot chutney
4. lobster in a tomato and miso broth, served gratin-style with bubbly mozzarella over korean rice dumplings, topped with bonito flakes
and then for dessert we ventured over to bobby's for pumpkin mousse sponge cake with a side of pumpkin ice cream filled with chunks of gingerbread cookie dough.
as you can see, i was blessed with a week of amazing cuisine, and i thoroughly enjoyed every single mouthful.
so, mavens, have any super good food lately? you know i'm all about a good meal...