Well hello baby loves.
Last night we celebrated something awesome… KATIE’S Birthday!
We went to Lento, which was absolutely divine.
Here is a brief description found on their website:
“A truly gourmet experience, everything from the bread on your table to the dessert at the end of your meal is made completely from scratch. Lento features daily menu changes along with an emphasis on locally grown and organic food.“
The food, drinks, and company was amazing.
We, of course, started out with a round of drinks. And to our delight, Thursday nights are buy one cocktail, get the second free!
Grapefruit Vodka, grapefruit juice, grapefruit bitters
Kaffir Lime Vodka, coconut rum, carrot, orange, cilantro
Pisco, lemon, lime, egg white, bitters
I’ve been on a Pisco Sour kick lately. While this was good, I think I still prefer Good Luck’s.
Next up was a variety of oysters on the half shell.
Katie had to convince both Annie and I to give them a try…
We both worked up the courage to give them a go! I’ll try anything once!
Definitely a success! They were very good!
Our meals arrived shortly after…
Annie: Parsnip and spinach cakes with curried lentils in a carrot ginger sauce (vegan)
Katie: Spicy shrimp coconut soup with rice and cilantro
Stephanie: Cavatelli pasta, wild mushrooms, Red Russian kale, tomato sauce, Pecorino Romano topped with toasted bread crumbs (Obviously, I was not following my low FODMAPs diet last night!)
Oh my goodness. This was to. die. for. The rich flavors, the exquisite combination of textures, ohhhhh… I can’t wait for lunch time leftovers! My mouth is watering.
The Red Queen
Mandarin Blossom Vodka, peach blossom liqueur, blood orange syrup, lime
The Main Squeeze
Chinaco Blanco Tequila, Aperol, grapefruit, lime, ginger
We can’t forget dessert!
Espresso ice cream filled profiteroles.
All three of us are coffee addicts, so the dessert decision was an easy one to make.
Then it was across the courtyard to Salena’s for birthday margaritas!
Margaritas must be had on birthday’s. It’s a rule.
Happy Birthday Katie!
Now time to run, cook, and rest up before part 2 of the celebration! Oh yes, nutrition girls know how to do it up right!