The Date: May 17, 2010
The Place: The Georgian Restaurant at Harrod’s
The dining room had a great atmosphere. Not shown here — the piano player.
The “Meal”: We ordered one full-blown afternoon tea, featuring a plate of sandwiches, a plate of breads and a plate of pastries. Then, we ordered one additional tea with a single course of sandwiches.
Our platters — sandwiches on the bottom, scones in the middle, pastries on top
Kelley exhibiting some fine tea sipping form.
Paul with the pinky extension
Everything so clean and shiny
It was all delicious — Kelley wanted to lick her plate clean!
And then there was the table next to us, which featured two women and one little girl, maybe 4 years old. Well, she wasn’t quite into the classy tea experience. So, she played with her food. At the end of their tea time, their table looked like this:
For comparison sake — this is the final view of our table:
A week spent fighting with a cold has left me with some catch-up to do here.
Kelley’s parents came to visit on Valentine’s weekend. We headed to lunch at the Iron Horse hotel, where we all had Bloody Marys — which came with pickle, celery, brussels sprout, olive, pepper and of course, slim jim. No beer chaser though, since the Iron Horse doesn’t have draft beer.
Following lunch, we headed to the Harley museum, which was surprisingly fascinating.
Then, it was back to our place for dinner. It was a slow cooker meal from good ol’ Christopher Kimball: Slow-Cooker Chicken with White Wine, Tarragon and Cream
On the side, we had Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Figs from the New York Times.
Of course, I sorta failed in not having some fresh bread to go with this meal.
We went on a date tonight. Like, to a real restaurant and everything.
We had originally planned to head to La Merenda, but discovered that they were on winter break at the moment. After a throwing a few options around, we decided to head to Il Mito, which is roughly 30 blocks from our house. We had both dined at Il Mito years ago when it was closer to downtown, but neither of has been to their new Wauwatosa location before.
A quick recap of our meals (and boy, the iPhone camera does not do these dishes justice at all)
I had the Filet di Maiale alla Tuscana, basically pork medallions with a white bean/sun-dried tomato sauce, accompanied by a sage and spinach gnocchi. Everything about this was delicious, from the tender sage-ey gnocchi to the moist bean-coverd pork. This plate ended up completely clean by the end of dinner.
Kelley went with one of tonight’s specials, basically a salad-stuffed ravioli served with shrimp and chicken sausage. There were no complaints from her side of the table either. The ravioli was perfect, and had Kelley itching for another crack at making some homemade ravioli. This plate was akready pretty clean when it made it’s way back to be washed.
And, to wash everything down, we split a bottle of Chianti.
Overall, we had a great time. The food was great, the wine was really nice, the service was perfect, the atmosphere was very comfortable, and Chef Feker even stopped by our table to joke with our server at one point.
We’ll be back.