Monday, July 19, 2010

July's Dinner Club

For our monthly dinner club, Beth picked Browntrout which was must improved from her pick last year.  You see, last year, Beth completely forgot about dinner club and didn't pick a restaurant.  She made up for this year with a BYOB evening and two bottles of wine.  Thanks Beth!

The restaurant has a roof top where they grow their own herbs and some other stuff, and they focus on using sustainable ingredients.  
Susan and I each ordered pomme frites as an appetizer, and there was enough there to feed the entire restaurant!  The frites came with 3 dipping sauces, and they were delicious.

For dinner 4 out of 5 of us had the Arctic char.  Beth had the ravioli.  All of us enjoyed our dishes. 

 A really weird thing happened while we were eating.  Our main dishes had arrived, and we all dug in.  All of a sudden, I was like, "Wow!  Grandma!"  And then my cousin, Heather said, "it just happened to me, too."  So, while we were eating, Heather and I must have both ate the small piece of mint in our salad at the exact same time which brought us both immediately back to our grandma's backyard where she had mint growing wild, and we all followed her lead, and just picked a leaf and chewed on it whenever we felt like it.  It was a really wild and welcome visit from my grandma during dinner.

For dessert, a couple of us ordered a raspberry chocolate torte, and unfortunately, there are no pictures of that beautiful treat.  My mind must have turned to mush when I saw/smelled the chocolate, and I lost my mind and ate that thing so fast it didn't even have a chance to pose for a picture.


  1. it was a great pick! I want to go back there again.

  2. I remember sitting on Grandma's old brown swinging chair in her backyard looking at her like she was CrAzY because she was eating a leaf!! Then.......I followed her lead! :o) Oh the wonderful memories of Grandma K!!

  3. I was just talking about eating leaves from that plant the other day!! And I remember that brown chair! Good times... :)