My cousin Beaner, aka Caroline, moved to Australia and fell in love! She and Kris are here on a tour of the East Coast, and Charlottesville made their list! On behalf of the city of Cville, we are honored.
Joined by my aunt and uncle, Matt and I were excited to take them to Beer Run tonight, as Kris is quite the beer aficionado (even more so than Matt, perhaps!?)
Since 66% of our table was left handed, we were pleased to find a large selection of Left Hand Brewing beers on the menu.
I went bold and tried a 10 ounce of the Terrapin Left Hand Collaboration Depth Charge Espresso Milk Stout.
Holy stout, it was good!!
For dinner I tried the Butternut Soup with a Spinach + Walnut + Bleu Cheese Salad
With the beer [and all those walnuts], it hit the spot.
Our family has an affinity for desserts, perhaps stemming from my grandmother’s excellent pies and chocolates over the years ; ) For the table we shared a Guinness Chocolate Ganache Cake (which was excellent!!) and a Pumpkin Pie (for Kris, who had never had one!)
The pumpkin was not as good as my mom’s pumpkin chiffon pie, but the chocolate ganache was pretty good!
The boys bonded over beer and a few more were sampled – taste testing is fun!
Currently sipping hot water, debating starting a new book and excited for my first visit to Monticello tomorrow!