Back to my roots in Hillsborough aka Hills Bura or The O. C.
Upon arrival, mom and I had to move fast to make our lunch reservation downtown
Luckily it’s just a 5 minute walk to the Saratoga Grill aka "The Toeg"
This is perhaps the best ladies lunch spot in all the world. The atmosphere is charming, the food is exquisite and the prices are very reasonable. And the staff – always nice!
The best part is the scones…crumbly cookie biscuits. Yum!
My favorite item on the menu – lunch or dinner – is the broiled seafood platter
One each of salmon, stuffed shrimp and scallops. I love to tastes multiple tastes!
Plus the strawberry salad dressing is to-live-for good
And it comes with yet another SCONE! I had 1.5 of these babies and if I weren’t so full I’dve had more!
Mom and I struck up a conversation with Colleen, the owner, and she asked if I would mind photographing the special salad – seared scallops with spice pecans, feta cheese, strawberries, roasted tomatoes and a herby dressing with parmesan points on the side – while i was there
I was honored to!
And extra excited when she said mom and I could share it to taste. It was awesome!! Loved the smoky tomatoes and sweet pecans
[And it’s why I was too full for scones!]
Back at the house, I uncovered this catalog on the kitchen table
Biscoff has a whole catalog!?! Imagine getting this tin of cookies on Xmas morning
In other news, Lillian the wonder cat has been sick with a kidney infection 🙁
She has been getting the special treatment over here
Here she is getting her medicine
Mom, Dad and I went on a walk this afternoon to see some sights, including the new Depot restaurant
Dad got a Cheerwine slushie that we all shared. I haven’t had Cheerwine in years – maybe 10 of them!?
Kissing Lillis goodbye while her family goes out to celebrate Dad’s birthday!