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New Restaurants, a new hotel and a dinner with a friend from high school who I haven’t seen in over 20 years! Throw in some successful client visits and you have a great trip.
I had business a few blocks from Acanto and decided good Italian was on the menu for me. I wanted something simple but with great flavor. Cacio e Pepe Risotto, the special of the day. Cheese, Pepper, no frills but is the perfect combination. It would fill me up but would not be too heavy. A simple, classic dish. I had a table with a view of the restaurant so I was able to people watch and see the outdoor activity. Dinner menu looked fantastic….will need to remember this spot for another trip!
Cherry Circle Room
I met a dear friend from boarding school that I have not seen in over twenty years. It was a wonderful reunion and I was happy to reconnect with her after all this time. She chose the restaurant and what a great pick she made. We started with drinks(mine was the Old Cuban), and then shared a beet salad with goat cheese. I will admit I am not usually a fan of goat cheese but this was absolutely delicious, in fact, I would order it again since I enjoyed it so much. For dinner we each ordered a main dish, I had the halibut with the squid ink pasta, added a side of creamed kale and of course we had to finish our meal with an “adult” milkshake. I cannot wait to continue to “eat” this city with her!
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine
I have known about this spot for a while but never stopped in for lunch. Since my hotel was so close it was the most convenient place for me to grab a quick bite – eat at the hotel and get some work done before my next meeting. It probably took me ten minutes to make a decision because of all the great options. I finally chose the Sinfully Healthy sandwich- roasted local turkey, Fromager D’Affinois, mango chutney, whole grain Dijon mustard and field greens on cracked wheat. What a perfect sandwich! I enjoyed it so much I have been buying the cheese with a fig preserve to eat on crackers at home. As a side I picked up the bacon potato salad which I thought I would love but it was just not my thing. Good thing there are numerous other sandwiches I want to try so I can return again soon!
Love when I have a great experience at a full service hotel. The doormen were great, the concierge was fantastic, the front desk was awesome and I had access to the lounge for a quick breakfast. I had an upgraded room and even had a view. Hope this hotel is available at a decent price the next time I am in town!!