good food week

the past 7 days have been filled with many, many delicious meals, so (being the food-lover that i am) i thought i would share some of my magnificent meals with you all.

tuesday, october 4th, 2011 - dinner at sprig & vine

sprig & vine is this totally awesome little vegetarian/vegan bistro not far from our house.  i went with my friend, laura (a fellow yogi), and my sister, hannah, for an inspired meal.  without the protein staples we so often rely upon to provide the foundation for our entrees, sprig & vine opens up a totally new world of mealtime possibilities.  i totally loved the encrusted tempeh with honey mustard sauce, the bbq eggplant and the zucchini & black eyed pea cakes.  it was a totally awesome meal!

laura & hannah

 friday, october 7th, 2011 - date night at home

october 5th marked the one-month countdown to the wedding.  in true celebratory fashion, craig and i popped open a bottle of bubbly friday evening to revel in the less-than-one-month-til-we're-married.  we ordered pizza and sipped champagne, as pizza & wine has always been our go-to date night.  hard to believe the wedding the just over 3 weeks away!!!

saturday, october 8th, 2011 - girls' lunch & sisters' dinner

saturday morning found me (accompanied by my mom and sis) at the bridal salon for my dress fitting. it was amazing to see what i thought was a well-fitting dress turn into a custom gown, tailored oh-so-precisely just for me. 

my turkey heaven...i mean reuben

after the fitting, my mom, hannah and i enjoyed a casual lunch at a quaint old tavern.  my turkey reuben on butter-saturated toasted rye was heaven in my mouth, and the side of super-crispy seasoned sweet potato fries with vermont maple syrup for dipping didn't hurt either : )

mom's crab cake
han's chicken quesadilla
my reuben...again...

for dinner, han and i decided to enjoy a sisters' night out while we still share the same last name.  we went to honey, a small plates restaurant with artisan cocktails and innovative cuisine.  they recommend 2-3 small plates per person, so we opted for 4 shared plates and were not at all disappointed with our choices...or the portion sizes...

1. porcini-parmesan risotto cakes with a lemon-vanilla emulsion, black garlic puree, crushed hazelnuts & arugula sprouts

2. spice-rubbed scottish salmon, soft corn tortillas, sweet corn & charred poblano relish with black truffle cream

3. duck samosas - sweet & salty braised duck wrapped in flaky pastry and fried, finished with spicy aji amarillo creme fraiche and apricot chutney

4. lobster in a tomato and miso broth, served gratin-style with bubbly mozzarella over korean rice dumplings, topped with bonito flakes

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is your mouth watering yet?

and then for dessert we ventured over to bobby's for pumpkin mousse sponge cake with a side of pumpkin ice cream filled with chunks of gingerbread cookie dough.

as you can see, i was blessed with a week of amazing cuisine, and i thoroughly enjoyed every single mouthful.

so, mavens, have any super good food lately?  you know i'm all about a good meal...