thumbs down, then up
so dinner tonight wasn’t as good as expected. boooo. I of course had a great time with my friend brooke though, its always so good to catch up! We went to Victoria’s Gastro Pub in Columbia, and it had gotten some great reviews. The waiter was pretty bad and was suuuuuper slow, he kinda just flirted with the hostess the whole time and didn’t really pay us any attention. we were there for about 2 hours, and the restaurant wasn’t extremely busy. I think our waiter had about 3 tables including us. I went for it and ordered the Roasted Butternut Squash risotto. The description was pecans, humboldt fog goat cheese, pumpkin oil. Now I kinda went out on a limb here for two reasons. I have never tried risotto before, and I have never tried goat cheese, let alone this humboldt fog kind. I wasn’t a fan 😦 I ate maybe 5 bites of it and then stopped. I just didn’t like it. And there was a tonnnn of oregano in it. The flavors were just so strong and nothing in my opinion blended well together. Strange for me because i’m not a picky eater, and usually love all the food I order. This wasn’t the dish for me. I think I just ordered the wrong thing, there are a few items on the menu that I could really enjoy. I decided that the only thing left to do was make up for it with dessert 🙂 I was hoping to have better luck in this department. All of their desserts are made on site, and all sounded really good. I went for the Pumpkin Cinnamon Raisin Bread pudding with vanilla gelato. I have only tried bread pudding one time at whole foods, a tiny piece of chocolate bread pudding from the hot bar, so once again was going something i am not too knowledgeable of, but this time it was a SUCCESS! this was so incredibly perfect. I am a huge fan of pumpkin in absolutely anything, and lately i’ve come to love cinnamon raisin in pretty much any way, shape, or form too. So I was thinking this one had potential. such a winner, and loved every bite of it! I ate about 3/4 of it, and then brought the rest home to share. It was that good, I had to have someone else try it too. Dessert, big thumbs up! dinner, eh not so much. It was really dark in the restaurant, so sorry the pics aren’t the best quality.
The wonderful Sabrina from RhodeyGirl Tests sent me some of her Zaatar! It’s a mix of thyme, oregano, and marjoram with toasted sesame seeds and salt. Here’s how she uses it. I have some pizza dough in the freezer just waiting to be used, so this will be on the list for tomorrow night. I can’t wait to try it! i have a feeling i’m going to love it! Thank you sabrina 🙂 you are too sweet!!
On the agenda tomorrow is Group Power! Woop! I also want to throw in a yoga session from yogadownloads. I am soooreee and need a good relaxing long stretch. Yoga just makes me feel so rejuvenated and alive. Have a great night 🙂