At the first mention of Richmond Restaurant Week, I start stalking any site that lists participating venues and what they're serving. There's always a tough decision to be made between restaurants at which I've already eaten and loved, and restaurants I want to try. The next step in the process involves getting expert advice and calling for a reservation.
None of the restaurants that we haven't tried were really jumping out at us, so Davy and I decided that Restaurant Week would be a good opportunity to go back to Acacia, where we had an amazing first meal over the summer. When I spoke with someone on the phone about availability during the week, the times were either too early, very late, or not on a night we could go. Our next choice was Helen's, which we'd also enjoyed once before, and we managed to get an 8:00 reservation for Tuesday night.
Naturally, I'd already memorized the menu and chosen both my and Davy's courses. For our starters, I ordered the Arugula Salad (