Happy 59th to Karen, a wonderful mother-in-law and friend!!
Tonight we went to Hamilton’s for the first time. We’ve been passing by it on the downtown mall for a year and had yet to stop in.
We prayed for a good meal : ) Not because we expected bad, but because, you know, the praying mantis fit the blog post theme!
Luckily, the meal was quite good. And I loved seeing all the local meats on the menu. So glad Cville has great local farms nearby!
We started the meal with a martini for Karen [Grey Goose, dry, straight up, always] for Karen and the Trentadue Old Patch Red for Matt and me – a honeymoon favorite from Sonoma that we were excited to see on the menu!! I had probably 2 big glasses – maybe 2.5 – throughout dinner. It was delicious!
Matt started with local pork shortribs – had a bite. Excellent!
We had some simple bread to start as well as side salads included in the meal –
For dinner I had the Snapper with Ratatouille and Kale. It was very good – two thumbs up
Karen and Matt were way too stuffed for dessert. I would have liked the quadruple chocolate platter!! But I was outvoted.
Luckily Karen brought me some of her famous Boar’s Head Inn Bread Pudding she had for her Rotary lunch today and I had a tiny bit of that when I got home. Craving filled!