Hello hello everyone! I’m so happy that you all enjoyed my “orders”! I think if bosses gave out orders like that well… no one would ever complain. Did anyone try making any of the recipes yet? Because I’d love to hear about it if you did. On another note, I hope the week has been kind to you, and perhaps filled with exciting surprises. My evening last Friday was filled with lots of the like. Ahh yes… I have quite a dining experience to share with you all.
Secco Wine Bar is the kind of restaurant that gets creative with food, and knows its food… and wine and beer if you’re so inclined! They’re the kind of place where you sit and imagine what the minds behind the menu were thinking. So that when you are served and take your first bite… you have an “a-ha” moment. A place where food is meant to be enjoyed, and your company is most likely sitting in their own pleasurable experience as well. Enjoyment all around! We opted to sit down in the casual lounge seats along with two to other women who sat in the seats next to us. What a great set-up to make new friends because that night we did! We delighted in our casual conversations, and the night just seemed like the perfect way to unwind from a busy week.
For Richmond Restaurant Week, the participating restaurants had come up with a three-course menu. And without further ado, our first course…
This was such a refreshing salad–everything seemed to be floating on air. From the mild onion flavor of the chive flower, to the freshness of fromage blanc I was present for every bite. The moments felt as beautiful as this salad.
After taking our precious time enjoying our first course, and discovering new flavors it was time for our second course; in which we got to select two dishes from the menu.
A sformato is basically an Italian quiche. I was a bit nervous about this dish because my stomach tends to raise its fist at me when I eat eggs. Luckily, it didn’t seem to be too eggy, mostly spinach. Most importantly, it was a simple and tasty dish. It was funny because later that night when I went to the store I saw sorrel leaves for the first time. How appropriate to see it after I ate it.
He kept exclaiming how delicious it was. After we were done with our plates part two of our second course came out.
I was expecting another eggy dish, but I think it was called a fritter because it was fried. This was so full of flavor, and I made sure to make the last bite the very best by saving a bit of everything. Ahh… And who could forget the third course: dessert!
One word: divine. In my dreams gelato would never melt unless it’s into a cup so I could drink it as a delicious elixir. Then I’d garnish it off with this very brittle!
After we spoiled ourselves with wonderful food and new friends, we went for a leisurely walk around historic Carytown. The next morning I had to get up early for a fashion photo shoot! I wanted to give one of the Super products a try: the 3-Minute Facial! I thought it was appropriate for the day.
“Ginger has warming properties that stimulate circulation for radiant, glowing skin.” So this would help hydrate my skin and make it glow… just what I need before I was going to step in front of a camera! My face actually did feel and look refreshed, even for an early morning. This isn’t a product I would use on a daily basis, but rather for days when you feel like you really need a pick me up or maybe there’s something special and you want to look your very best!
What do you do the night before or morning of a special day? Anyone have any special rituals?