I didn’t taste, but it was still fun to be out there on a random Tuesday!
When I returned to the bakery, I found this amazing tote back that Lindsey had left!! Lindsey is a KERF reader who just got married and she had our cookies as favors in her out of town welcome bags. Coolest tote bag ever!
Ever tried giraffe meat? It tastes like bread ; )
While we worked, I had a bowl of soy milk and granola for a snack. So vanilla-y good!
When dinnertime arrived, we rounded up the troops and walked downtown to C & O!
This was our second visit [first during Restaurant Week] but our first real dinner there.
We started with rolls and butter – best part of a meal! Probably because you’re always the hungriest when the bread comes : )
And sipped the Gabrielle Rousse Cab Franc – so Virginia
I started with a great house salad of bibb lettuce and a mustard dressing. Loved this basic greenness.
Matt’s dad ordered the smoked dates with mascarpone cheese over celeriac remoulade. Matt and I shared a date – heavenly smoke!! I have to figure out how to make smoked dates at home..
Matt had an artichoke pate with crackers, pickles, olives and peppers. It was amazing too! Loved how lemony-creamy the pate was atop the salty crackers
For my main course, I ordered [local] pork – Porchetta – rolled up with spices and served over a bed of red quinoa, caramelized fennel & jicama, and mostarda. It was FAN-tastic! I especially loved the quinoa. I’ve been out of it for months – need to restock! It was perfectly cooked, and I loved the fruity sauce on the side.
To end our meal, Matt’s dad got a smashing sundae and shared with the table. This made me miss Trader Joe’s toasty almonds. Can’t wait for our TJ’s to open!
And to explain the opening photo: Mark and Cheryl looooove used bookstores and stumbled upon Daedalus Bookshop today. Daedalus just happens to be owned by Sandy, who used to own C&O [I think!]. After striking a conversation with Mark and Cheryl and finding out what book lovers they are, he wrote the note in the opening photo to send with them to the restaurant.
We were most definitely taken well care of : ) Great dinner!