Monday, March 17, 2008

Weekend Gluttony

Raclette

It was certainly a food-filled weekend- we started on Friday evening at Kinsey & David's for raclette- a feast that centers around melted cheese and includes all sorts of side accompaniment's including baguettes, roasted peppers, prosciutto, roasted potatoes and pickled onions. According to our friends at Wikipedia, "Raclette was mentioned in medieval writings as a particularly nutritious meal consumed by peasants in mountainous Switzerland. It was then known in the German-speaking part of Switzerland as Bratchäs, or "roasted cheese." Traditionally, the Swiss cow herders used to take the cheese with them when they were moving cows to or from the pastures up in the mountains. In the evenings around the campfire, they would place the cheese next to the fire and, when it had reached the perfect softness, scrape it on top of some bread."


Verbena

Saturday night found us with a large group at one of the Fan's newer dining establishments, Verbena, a beautiful new space carved from what was once Konsta's. They have an ambitious menu that for the most part delivers. The operational side is having a harder time keeping up. More to come soon.


Corned Beef

On the eve of St Patrick's Day, we feasted outside on a chilly Sunday afternoon on lots of green goodies- guacamole, salsa verde, and corned beef with cabbage and potatoes(not green but certainly a propos).

1 comment:

Ann said...

Corned beef/cabbage with boiled potatoes was our traditional St. Paddy's meal at our house growing up. I choked it down only to get at the green cake for dessert!