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
Loved the crab dish – especially the chimacharri sauce!!! It was bright and super herby.
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!!
Kate (What Kate is Cooking) says
Oooh, that looks so cozy! Delicious, too!
Laura @ Backstage Pass says
Looks like a great restaurant! All of the desserts look drool-worthy 🙂
Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says
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!
Emily @ One Sweet Vegan says
That winter vegetable tart looked amazing!! I just might fly all the way out there for that alone! 🙂
J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) says
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
Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn says
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!:)
Such an adorable baby!
Glad you all had a fun time over good foods 🙂
I like the font of your header!
Kat @ Cupcake Kat says
That tart looks amazing! I could eat the whole thing
Katy (The Singing Runner) says
Love the look of the restaurant! So relaxing and the food looks amazing!
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!
That does look cozy and delicious. Glad you all got to check it out –and that food does look really amazing 🙂
Everything looks amazing!
And those baby’s eyes are beautiful! 🙂
You are so gorgeous 🙂
Thank you : )
Oh my goodness, everything looks freaking amazing! I am having a major foodgasm.
Your hair color is so pretty! Makes me jealous. 🙂
Thank you 2 : )
Angela (the diet book junkie) says
gorgeous…and how awesome that they support local farmers too! i would’ve been all over that maple pecan tart. 😉
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.
Justeen @ Blissful Baking says
All of the food you ate looks delicious, but my eyes are glued to the amazing desserts!! They look incredible!
lynn @ the actor's diet says
this post reminds me i have yet to take advantage of LA restaurant week!!!
[email protected] says
I love the third picture of you and the baby where she’s smiling… that little smile is a huge heart warmer!
Laura (Starloz) says
what an excellent place, great choices
Nancy~The Wife of a Dairyman says
What a cozy, cute restaurant. That baby girl is adorable! You and Matt look right at home with a baby;)
Lauren at KeepItSweet says
That dinner looks delicious and your pictures are really terrific!
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
Jess (Sweet Potato) says
Omg… that tart looks to die for! The baby is cute, too!
That looked like a great dinner! You can’t go wrong with the Post’s recommendations for food 🙂
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! 😉
aubrey (italktofood) says
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.
Erin @ Big Girl Feats says
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!
chelsey @ clean eating chelsey says
That little girl looks like she could be your daugher. ::sigh:; Whenever I hold a baby, my ovaries start to ache hardcore!!!
Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin says
You make me want to start eating out more often. The meals you order always look so incredible!
sarah (the SHU box) says
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.
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat says
Oh my goodness, what an incredible meal! Your main course sounds amazing. Great photos Kath!
Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) says
The Winter Vegetable Tart looks divine! C’ville seems to have a ton of unique, eclectic restaurants. I’m jealous!
Krissy - Shiawase Life says
Mmmm! Definitely going on my list!
I had my rehearsal dinner there. I love C&O, such good food!
[email protected] says
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 😉
You look so CUTE with that little girl!! Great pics!!
Liz @ Tip Top Shape says
All that food looks fantastic!! Especially that tart! I swear, nothing made with phyllo dough can ever taste bad.
That food looks so incredible! The atmosphere is really cute and cozy too! What a fun date with Matt and Karen! 🙂
[email protected] Sweet Life says
looks like an amazing meal! and i love that you walk everywhere!
Christine @ What The Front Door?!?! says
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!
Jennifer (She's a Fit Chick) says
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?
Sometimes when I’m seated front and center. But most people probably think I’m a food critic 🙂
Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day says
that meal looks amazing!
My head is trying to think of ways to make the winter vegetable tart already!
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 🙂
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
What a gorgeous baby! The tart was pretty too. 😉
The Robertsons of Mumbai says
This food looks soooooo good! Wow!
faith @ gracefulfitness says
Love that last picture!
Shannon @ A Better Me says
How precious is that baby!? She has beautiful eyes! 😀
Katie Perkins says
This restaurant looks amazing! I may have to include it on my site.
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!
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. 🙂
OH you are very right!! I thought I had used it wrong at first and was sweating!
Dave Simpson says
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
Thanks for stopping by Dave!
Awesome!!! Hope to visit your restaurant sometime.
So would this be good as a v_day dinner date? We are trying to decide where to go!
If it’s not all the way booked!
Michael Tavallaei says
looks like a great time