Casey and I had the best lunch – everything I put in my mouth tasted absolutely wonderful! We went to M5 Mediterranean, one of my very favorites in Charlotte.
I started with sparkling water – for hydrated and because ice water was NOT appealing on this frigid, windy day! Wine wasn’t exactly appealing either I LOOOVE sparkling water but don’t buy/order it often because tap water is free…
For lunch I ordered the Pan-Roasted Salmon with Roasted Beets, Citrus, Walnuts & Israeli Couscous Salad. A-Mazing! The couscous was the big pearl kind – so doughy and delicious! The salmon was cooked rare (how I like it!) and was about a 6 oz portion under all that arugula. So tasty too! I cleared my plate
This restaurant also has the most amazing pita bread ever. It’s doughy – just like the “fried dough” the husband and I made a while back. I had a whole piece and resisted the second….which was very difficult! It was hot out of the oven and perfectly puffed, toasty and chewy.
Casey got the Falefel - it was SO GOOD (she let me have a taste!) Very doughy (can you tell that’s my texture of the month!?) and LEMONY. Next time I make it I’m going to add a ton of lemon juice.
We decided order the Vanilla Bean Crème Brulée with Fresh Berries for dessert – because they were so tiny! We each got our own little cup:
I ate the berries and the crunchy topping and left about half the cup of the creme – it was a little too much after a rich lunch (not for my tongue, which could have eaten more, but for my stomach).
Off to relax…