Happy long weekend! But more importantly, Happy Memorial Day – and thank you very much.
Although the oddly cool temps were not exactly the kick-off to summer I might prefer (swimming anyone?), it was a wonderful weekend as my big brother Richard came to visit from Chicago. Of course, lots of delicious food was involved!
Friday dinner at L’Albatros
I’m able to check another of my CL Bucket List with this meal, as we began with some delicious vino and a few selections off their incredible cheese board. If you like cheese and you have not partaken in L’Albatros’ yet, do yourself a favor and get there immediately! It is the best in all of Cleveland.
After a late night airport pick-up and very late night drinky catch-up with Rich, Saturday morning involved a whole lot of sleeping in, followed by a looong walk in the Metroparks. The cool sunshine was gorgeous and the park very full of happy faces.
And in the evening, a drink at Market Avenue Wine Bar and dinner at Crop. It’s got to be one of the best places to take out of towners. Where else can you find such a breathtakingly beautiful building turned restaurant? And of course the food isn’t bad either :).
Selections included: Truffle popcorn, Pan Seared Scallops – Potato Cake, Asparagus, Veggie Hay, Tarragon Butter Sauce and Basked Alaska – Rich Chocolate Cake, Mitchell’s Coffee Ice Cream, Toasted Italian Meringue, Dark Chocolate Sauce FTW.
Sunday dinner was enjoyed closer to home…and so we’ll recap that meal next time. Here’s hoping your holiday weekend was similarly full of good food and even better people.