Do you remember this fabulous event from last year? (Post) I gushed all through it because I had such a great time. In fact, I was immediately in countdown mode till the next one!
Here’s Savor the Avenue 2012. Me and about 999 other people feasting and drinking at one 1200+ foot table in the middle of the avenue. Total merriment … as far as the eye can see!
My group (8 people) chose Vic + Angelo’s, a popular Italian restaurant, which I reviewed in 2008. Wow, have I really been blogging that long? And they didn’t disappoint … well, except for the centerpiece. It may look nice in this photo but, believe me, the plastic fruit basket just didn’t compare to what other restaurants did! Tsk, tsk.
But, the food and service were great so bravo on that end!
Let the festivities begin. I missed the first drink (well not actually the first, but the ‘official’ toast) taking a photo, but CKK captured this one. Thanks, cuz.
First Course: Walnut Gorgonzola Stuffed and Proscuitto Wrapped Fresh Figs with Allspice Honey
Second: Tomato, Breaded Zucchini, Burrata Mozzarella, Balsamic Reduction
Entrees were choice of Crab-Stuffed Cappellacci in Tomato-Cream Sauce with Jumbo Lump Crab or
Gorgonzola Crusted Filet Mignon + Lobster on Squash in Brown Butter Sage + Pine Nuts . Of course we shared!
As you can see by the glasses on the table, there were frequent pourings (a welcome pear brandy mojito, 4 wine pairings and multiple refills).
Dessert: Creme Brulee Trio (vanilla, pistachio and triple berry)
A few random scenes up and down Atlantic Avenue — as I officially begin the countdown to Savor the Avenue 2013!
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Don’t you just love blogging? You get to relive a good meal, a wonderful event, or a successful trip over and over again. You’re there in the moment, then again multiple times as you work on your photographs, craft your post, create your words and share your experience via blogging.
Lastly, this is my first attempt (don’t judge me please) at de-saturating and isolating color on an image via Lightroom, thanks to Laura Shoe and a great 3-day CreativeLive webinar.
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