Checking in to say we went to the most divine restaurant tonight. They're having their annual "Harvest Festival", with a special menu of all local ingredients. Here's what I had.
Final Cut Farms' Chai Spiced Pumpkin Bisque with crispy yam chips.
Oh my freaking frackness this was possibly the best soup I have ever had. It was served (pardon me, "finished") with drizzled cracked pepper cream. DIVINE.
Curried Chicken Stir Fry (from the regular menu, not the Festival menu)
Lots of delicious crisp vegetables perfectly cooked. There was broccoli, julienned carrots, onion....let's see....Oh, and bell pepper, and mango and...maybe cauliflower? Nary a trace of the oiliness or mushiness so common with stirfry.
Poached Anjou Pears and Plum Cobbler with Housemade Pumpkin Ice Cream.
I'm wiping away tears of joy as I type this. They said "vanilla ice cream" but I noticed another dessert on the menu had the "housemade pumpkin" so I subbed it in. And oh, was I glad I did. There was also brandy and cabernet sauce. I THANK YOU FATHER FOR FERMENTATION WHICH DOTH MAKE OF HUMBLE GRAPES SUCH TRANSCENDENTAL GLORY.
My visiting sister had the Tia Maria Creme Brulee but I venture it was not as good as it should have been - I suspect the top was not so much crackly as chewy. They gave it away by serving it with whipped cream on top, of all things. But, as we know, creme brulee is hard to get right, so we will forgive and forget.
My birthday is on Tuesday, and everyone knows I love my birthday, so....
Hey, wait. WAIT A SECOND. I had my first blogiversary on September 21 and never even noticed! Wow!
All right, whatever. What I was saying was I think I'll wrassle Mr HSBoots into taking me back to that restaurant this week, for my birthday. Because I need some more pumpkin soup. And I wouldn't say no to Pear and Plum Cobbler, either.
I just love food. Don't you just love food?