Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Unplanned Blogging Hiatus

We've all fallen victim to the feeling of time flying by, events arriving sooner than seemingly possible, and the holiday season barging its way into a perfectly good routine.  For the record, this holiday season seems to have been especially aggressive, and I know I'm not alone in saying that I don't know what happened to December.  

We're halfway through the month already, and I didn't even have the chance to put together a CSA wrap up email after Thanksgiving.  My goal is to finish it up in the next week or so, along with a few blurbs about some new culinary venues.  In the meantime, I've been lucky enough to be busy with fun activities, visits from friends, and spectacular food.  

Out-of-town guests often warrant extra restaurant meals, and last weekend was no different.  We had a phenomenal meal at Tastebuds Saturday night, with amazing hot beignets and a fudgy brownie for dessert, and a unique brunch at The Roosevelt on Sunday.  

I'd tried to get a reservation at The Roosevelt for dinner the night before, but they were booked solid.  The only reason we were able to dine there for brunch was because we sat at the bar, though I was very happy with the bartender's demeanor and service.  

After much deliberation, I opted for the slow-cooked egg with foie gras butter and local mushrooms, as well as a biscuit with vanilla butter.  The egg had a rich flavor and was served in a cast iron pan with a hearty piece of grilled bread for dipping.  Davy couldn't resist the breakfast sausage corn dogs, which were crisp on the outside, savory on the inside, and extra-tasty dipped in maple syrup.  

One of my favorite parts of the meal, aside from the cozy ambiance and creative menu, was the fact that the food wasn't over salted.  I understand the importance of salt as an enhancement tool, but I'm often thirsty for a few hours after I eat at a restaurant.  The dishes at the Roosevelt had a pleasant balance of  flavors.  I'm looking forward to having dinner there - if I can ever get a reservation.

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