Today was 100% work – and I think I’m done with my project!! I still have to proofread the whole thing, but the hard part is over. The cost analysis and standardizing 6 recipes was PAINFUL! I didn’t move from 11am to 6pm.
Except to eat a quick lunch at 3 –
Tempeh + Pumpkin Butter on a GH Walnut Raisin Bun
Carrots + more pumpkin butter + Barney Butter
And a yogurt + cereal combo around 5:30p
I finished my project just as it was time to leave. I barely had time to put on some make-up and a nicer outfit –
Before dinner with Karen and the gang!
We met of friends at Mama Ricotta’s, a classic Charlotte Italian restaurant. Because I am so tired, I’ll leave you with a photo recap of all the delectable bites 🙂
Starting with my chewy wine –
Shared this 3 ways
Bread (had more nibbles at the end of the night!)
Shared bites (I didn’t get an entree – just had portions of Matt + Karen’s)
+ Kate’s pizza
We moved on to our next location: Crave, a new dessert bar uptown. At first, we were very impressed.
I got a fabulous muscat
He got port, which we all sipped –
And we ordered this Bourbon Vanilla Layer Cake
For the first time,I preferred the cake to the icing. The cake was moist and dense, but the icing tasted like crisco. I still ate about 1/3 of it though. ‘Twas still good!
But then the service…..was horrible. Kate + Nate + Michelle + Ben didn’t even get their desserts. They went through 3 orders, each which took 15 minutes, before they found out the restaurant was out of stock. It was bad. We were there for about 2.5 hours. The company was jovial, but I think this place isn’t into its groove yet.
Needless to say, I’m exhausted. Can’t wait for a fun morning full of biking + running + breakfast until I have to spend the afternoon doing more Foodservice – a management continuum timeline.