Nooks + Crannies

January 30, 2011

A few weeks ago, when Restaurant Week was just announced, Karen and I made our plans without Matt. But then we wondered if perhaps he might feel left out (since we are all three such foodies and all!) and decided to schedule a second night out on the town to include him. Karen and I made our restaurant rounds this week and have proclaimed that we’re cooking in through next weekend minimum!


Our date tonight took us to C&O, a famous Cville restaurant I’ve been dying to go to since we moved here!



“In America” – that’s a pretty big accolade!

Prior to our evening out, we stopped by Faith + Tate’s to say hello to a dinner party we unfortunately had to miss


Faith hooked me up with some homemade kombucha!


And I got to play with a fun baby girl!


She was so sweet!!


We walked to Faith + Tate’s and then walked on to the restaurant – about 2 miles in total.


So many nooks + crannies!!





We started off with some amazing warm bread + buttah


And a glass of Old Vine Zin


First Course



Loved the crab dish – especially the chimacharri sauce!!! It was bright and super herby.


Second Course



Man OH man!!!!!!!! This guy totally exceeded expectations!! It was a phylo dough stuffed with kale and peppers and the PESTO was just incredible!!! I nearly finished it all and am now super stuffed!


Served with asparagus and rice








We each ordered a different dessert so we could try all three



Impossible to choose a favorite!!



I am now guzzling water and looking forward to the week ahead – lots to do!!


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1 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 30, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Oooh, that looks so cozy! Delicious, too!


2 Laura @ Backstage Pass January 30, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Looks like a great restaurant! All of the desserts look drool-worthy :-)


3 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 30, 2011 at 10:49 pm

The desserts. Wow.

phylo dough stuffed with kale and peppers and the PESTO was just incredible = YES it looks amazing!

So does that little baby girl’s big blue eyes! beautiful!

have a great Monday, Kath!


4 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan January 30, 2011 at 10:50 pm

That winter vegetable tart looked amazing!! I just might fly all the way out there for that alone! :-)


5 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 30, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Awww, that baby is ADORABLE!! :)

Your dinner and dessert look phenomenal! Sometimes, I’d like to eat dinner out every night and not do any grocery shopping. But I really do enjoy cooking, so I don’t want to completely abandon my kitchen just yet. hehe


6 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn January 30, 2011 at 10:55 pm

The maple pecan and chocolate pots de creme look to DIE for! I had a redone chocolate mousse with an avocado base today, and it was heaven on a spoon. So glad you had a wonderful evening!:)


7 Kiran January 30, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Such an adorable baby!

Glad you all had a fun time over good foods :)


8 Mai January 30, 2011 at 11:05 pm

I like the font of your header!


9 Kat @ Cupcake Kat January 30, 2011 at 11:17 pm

That tart looks amazing! I could eat the whole thing


10 Katy (The Singing Runner) January 30, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Love the look of the restaurant! So relaxing and the food looks amazing!


11 Hannah January 30, 2011 at 11:39 pm

AAAAH!!! When I was studying at UVA in 2007-8, and my parents came over from Australia for Spring Break, we went to C & O as our fancy last night dinner :) I had the cheeseplate and it was amazing, but I couldn’t look at cheese for about another two months. Teehee!


12 Annette January 30, 2011 at 11:53 pm

That does look cozy and delicious. Glad you all got to check it out –and that food does look really amazing :)


13 Alaina January 30, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Everything looks amazing!

And those baby’s eyes are beautiful! :-)


14 JessicaEn January 31, 2011 at 12:03 am

You are so gorgeous :)


15 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 9:47 am

Thank you : )


16 Camille January 31, 2011 at 12:17 am

Oh my goodness, everything looks freaking amazing! I am having a major foodgasm.


17 Nicole January 31, 2011 at 12:20 am

Your hair color is so pretty! Makes me jealous. :)


18 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 9:47 am

Thank you 2 : )


19 Angela (the diet book junkie) January 31, 2011 at 12:40 am

gorgeous…and how awesome that they support local farmers too! i would’ve been all over that maple pecan tart. 😉


20 nicole January 31, 2011 at 12:44 am

I love how you take notice of the use of America! It’s one of my big pet peeves when people say America or Americans when they’re only referring to the United States, although my boyfriend in particular gets annoyed at me for arguing over semantics :)
I’ve been wanting to make homemade kombucha for a while now! It’s going back on my to-do list. Your dinner looks great.


21 Justeen @ Blissful Baking January 31, 2011 at 12:47 am

All of the food you ate looks delicious, but my eyes are glued to the amazing desserts!! They look incredible!


22 lynn @ the actor's diet January 31, 2011 at 1:06 am

this post reminds me i have yet to take advantage of LA restaurant week!!!


23 [email protected] January 31, 2011 at 1:13 am

I love the third picture of you and the baby where she’s smiling… that little smile is a huge heart warmer!


24 Laura (Starloz) January 31, 2011 at 3:20 am

what an excellent place, great choices


25 Nancy~The Wife of a Dairyman January 31, 2011 at 4:11 am

What a cozy, cute restaurant. That baby girl is adorable! You and Matt look right at home with a baby;)


26 Lauren at KeepItSweet January 31, 2011 at 6:38 am

That dinner looks delicious and your pictures are really terrific!


27 Katie January 31, 2011 at 7:03 am

That little girl is so adorable!!! How cute she is!

Dinner looks amazing and the dessert does as well! Restaurant Weeks are fun, glad you guys took Matt out since he was left out from being away ; ) have a great night!! xo


28 Jess (Sweet Potato) January 31, 2011 at 7:15 am

Omg… that tart looks to die for! The baby is cute, too!


29 Kara January 31, 2011 at 7:18 am

That looked like a great dinner! You can’t go wrong with the Post’s recommendations for food :)


30 Lauren January 31, 2011 at 7:21 am

Okay, I have to say this again. I LOVE RESTAURANT WEEKS!! I can’t wait for ours to start up.

PS- that is an amazing picture of you holding the baby! You look so natural! 😉


31 aubrey (italktofood) January 31, 2011 at 7:22 am

WOW! What a meal! It looks amazing. I am already thinking of how I can recreate the kale and phyllo dish.

I love living vicraously through your dining out. Cville seems to have some lovely restaurants.

I am only 90 minutes from nyc…i should take advantage of restaurant week.


32 Erin @ Big Girl Feats January 31, 2011 at 7:34 am

I love finally getting to those restaurants on the “to-dine at” list. The kale phylo dish looks unreal. That would be fun to recreate!


33 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 31, 2011 at 7:34 am

That little girl looks like she could be your daugher. ::sigh:; Whenever I hold a baby, my ovaries start to ache hardcore!!!


34 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 31, 2011 at 7:47 am

You make me want to start eating out more often. The meals you order always look so incredible!


35 sarah (the SHU box) January 31, 2011 at 7:56 am

love that place! we went last time we were there — it was my friend vickie’s favorite while she lived in cville — apparently they have a late night menu that is fun and pretty reasonable in price.


36 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 31, 2011 at 8:00 am

Oh my goodness, what an incredible meal! Your main course sounds amazing. Great photos Kath!


37 Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) January 31, 2011 at 8:11 am

The Winter Vegetable Tart looks divine! C’ville seems to have a ton of unique, eclectic restaurants. I’m jealous!


38 Krissy - Shiawase Life January 31, 2011 at 8:23 am

Mmmm! Definitely going on my list!


39 Amy January 31, 2011 at 8:31 am

I had my rehearsal dinner there. I love C&O, such good food!


40 [email protected] January 31, 2011 at 8:32 am

I certainly can see why you guys chose to move to C-ville…it’s so beautiful and from your posts I can tell it’s got that great “feel”…plus you can walk and bike everywhere! Yes, I’m a teensy bit jealous 😉
cathy b.


41 Karla January 31, 2011 at 8:32 am

You look so CUTE with that little girl!! Great pics!!


42 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 31, 2011 at 8:32 am

All that food looks fantastic!! Especially that tart! I swear, nothing made with phyllo dough can ever taste bad.


43 Hope January 31, 2011 at 8:37 am

That food looks so incredible! The atmosphere is really cute and cozy too! What a fun date with Matt and Karen! :)


44 [email protected] Sweet Life January 31, 2011 at 8:38 am

looks like an amazing meal! and i love that you walk everywhere!


45 Christine @ What The Front Door?!?! January 31, 2011 at 8:43 am

Oh Kath, you make me miss Cville so much sometimes! That meal looks amazing, and the pics of you with the baby girl are beautiful!


46 Jennifer (She's a Fit Chick) January 31, 2011 at 8:45 am

Do you ever feel weird taking pictures of the restaurant? I was in a bar this past weekend and got very self conscious taking pictures of the bar (I am fine with my own plate, or things on my table). Any tips?


47 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 9:48 am

Sometimes when I’m seated front and center. But most people probably think I’m a food critic :)


48 Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day January 31, 2011 at 8:45 am

that meal looks amazing!


49 Jessica January 31, 2011 at 8:46 am

My head is trying to think of ways to make the winter vegetable tart already!


50 kalli January 31, 2011 at 9:08 am

what a lovely night! i love that pic of matt and his mom-too cute. my hubs and i love it that we can walk everywhere too. it makes meals out so much fun and gives you a bit of help digesting :)


51 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 31, 2011 at 9:32 am

What a gorgeous baby! The tart was pretty too. 😉


52 The Robertsons of Mumbai January 31, 2011 at 9:34 am

This food looks soooooo good! Wow!


53 faith @ gracefulfitness January 31, 2011 at 9:45 am

Love that last picture!


54 Shannon @ A Better Me January 31, 2011 at 11:40 am

How precious is that baby!? She has beautiful eyes! 😀


55 Katie Perkins January 31, 2011 at 4:01 pm

This restaurant looks amazing! I may have to include it on my site.



56 Lauren January 31, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Hi Kath! I am a teenager and I love your blog! I am so glad you liked the C&O! My family lived in Cville for 4 years when I was little and the owners daughter has been one of my best friends ever since! They are wonderful people so I am so glad you liked the C&O! Its delicious!


57 Kristin January 31, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Love the food pictures, but I can’t help but TOTALLY CRINGE at the incorrect use of the word “its” TWICE in that quote about the restaurant…

“From ITS humble beginnings,” and “delights ITS guests.”

I’m a high-school English teacher and it drives me nuts that people don’t get that one. I see it all the time on food blogs … not saying everyone has to be an English major, but to publish on the internet I think some writers need to do a little more grammar check. Yours is usually good. :)


58 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 8:21 pm

OH you are very right!! I thought I had used it wrong at first and was sweating!


59 Dave Simpson February 1, 2011 at 9:43 am

Thanks for pointing out the ITS business. We’re fixing it this morning. Many thanks to everyone for the positive comments.
Dave Simpson / C&O Proprietor


60 KathEats February 1, 2011 at 9:55 am

Thanks for stopping by Dave!


61 Kristin February 6, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Awesome!!! Hope to visit your restaurant sometime.



62 foodandfarm January 31, 2011 at 10:28 pm

So would this be good as a v_day dinner date? We are trying to decide where to go!


63 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 10:47 pm

If it’s not all the way booked!


64 Michael Tavallaei May 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm

looks like a great time


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