We made it!!! 5 hours in the car flew by. Mike and I have a lot in common!
My very first taste of PB&J!!!!
Sadly…..I was not blown away. I think the Peanut Butter Cookie is better. But this was still good!
Also snacked on a few almonds.
I can’t believe I have a husband. And he is cute. And we’re together again! Yippee!
We made our way out for an early dinner at Mas, a tapas restaurant in Belmont that I’ve had so many people recommend.
I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve had a glass of wine! I ordered a great red. I had a wonderful time with the menu, which was detailed and grouped by region in Spain. I ordered the Erial ’06 – a perfectly juicy tempranillo with "ripe plums and figs."
Good company! Our Great Harvest advisors
After only 30 minutes we were seated and snacking on olives
Note Polyface Farms as a locally sourced farm at the top of the menu!!!!!
We got [large] handful of tapas for the table, and I had a nice bite of each. It was the perfectly portioned dinner for 4!
Chiles stuffed with ham and provolone
Arugula Salad with Tomatoes, Egg, Manchego and Sherry
AMAZING artisanal, cave-aged blue cheese with tart quince paste
Pan-Roasted Brussels with Potatoes and Peppers
Carne Asada – Cedar-River Grass-Fed Beef Tenderloin with Smoked Tomato Aioli and Flatbread
Jumbo Gulf SHrimp with Alioli and Gray Sea Salt
[ I was full at this point and moved to much smaller bites!!]
Dates + Bacon!
Akaushi Skirt Steak with Arugula
Until I got to this dish…
Jumbo White Beans with Verdant Green Chard <—- Best dish of the night!!
We all politely turned down dessert – no room at the inn!
I’m sleepy and so ready to get 8 hours of sleep for the first time since Tuesday?
BIG DAY AHEAD!