Sunday, September 5, 2010

Long Weekend

I had plans this weekend. Big plans. Those plans included 3 new books I purchased at the Half Price Books Labor Day sale, 3 DVDs of One Tree Hill Season 5, Football, watching Tony Blair's interview on "This Week" (nerd alert), and some groceries to cook a couple of good meals. I planned to never leave the house...

Seriously. I talked to Lisa on Friday as I was trying to run every errand I needed to run and get all the ingredients I needed. She asked why I had to get it all done on Friday and I replied, "So I can be a shut-in this weekend". She laughed. I was serious. But there was a flaw in my plan...I had made plans. I momentarily had forgotten that I was suppose to go to Fort Worth on Saturday night.

I went to Fort Worth to go to dinner with my friend Suzanna. There is a restaurant over there that is owned by some people she knows and I have been hearing how good it is for over a year. We had finally made plans and reservations a couple of weeks ago so that I could try it out. The restaurant is called...

Ellerbe has been named one of the Top 10 New Restaurants in America by Bon Appetite magazine

Here's the damage from our dinner...

This was Suzanna's appetizer
Summer Fruit and Latte de Feta
Melon, Peaches, Raspberries & Pears with a Honey Ginger Vinaigrette
My appetizer
Scott Farm Homegrown Tomato Panzanella
with Creole Mustard, Caper Vinaigrette, Herb Salad and Housemade Lemon Ricotta
or as our waiter called it "Summer in a Bowl"
Suz had the Cordon Bleu
served with crushed new potatoes, green beans and miracle tomatoes
I had the BBQ Brined Pork Chop
served with Mill Creek Black Eye Pea Salad and Crispy Okra
For dessert, we ordered two and split them
Crisp Meringue, Lemon Curd, Chiffonade Mint
(2) Maw Maw's Bread Pudding
Whiskey Sauce and Praline Pecans
It was all so good!  If you are going to be in the Fort Worth area, go to Ellerbe.  Their menu constantly changes because they use what is fresh and in season.

The downside to all that great gourmet food is that now all the stuff I planned to make this weekend (like the brisket that is cooking in the crockpot for shredded beef tacos) doesn't seem so good!

Sorry all iphone photos again!


Ann said...

Looks fabuolous. I love your recommendations. I'll have to come try it- and you'll have to come over and join me.


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