I had been craving the food at the Greenhouse Tavern for the past week, so early last week I made reservations for a Saturday dinner. Not having grown up here, I did not realize that Saturday the 17th was St. Patrick's Day. We decided to go ahead and brave the craziness downtown to go to one of our favorite restaurants. In the end we were both glad we went, as the food did not disappoint.
|Citrus salad: grapefruit, fennel, Chef's Garden field greens and racing onion soubise; Very, Very, Very Spicy Greens n' Beans with pickled red chili paste, crispy shallots and white beans|
|Mushroom Risotto with truffles, candy cap mushrooms, chives, and Parmesan. The most earthy-delicious mushroom risotto I have ever tasted.|
|Buttered Popcorn Pots de Creme with Caramel and Sea Salt. No, there wasn't any actual popcorn in it, but popcorn was steeped in the cream. The dessert really captured that sweet and salty goodness.|
Then Sunday started with a quick breakfast...
|blood orange olive oil cake with an extra pat of butter and orange marmalade|
Then an afternoon hike at the South Chagrin Reservation...
|light and shadows|
|I can hear the water!|
|getting closer to the river|
|green and yellow moss|
|muddy trails and happy feet|
And lastly...our favorite pasta dish for Sunday dinner.
|whole wheat spaghettini wtih wilted arugula, garlic, toasted pine nuts, and parmigiano-reggiano|
Ending the weekend on a very thankful note. Ready for the week ahead...