I didn’t need to travel very far last night. I met up with Theodora at The Long Room for a drink, and then I walked down the street to meet the PR folks from California Grapes for dinner. It was just a short 5 minute walk between the two!
At The Long Room, I enjoyed a Blue Pointe Toasted Lager””one of my favorite beers. Theordora and I chatted for about an hour before we both needed to head our separate ways. It was so great to see her! It had only been two months since we last got together, but it seemed like ages, so it was nice to spend some time together.
Dinner started with fresh bread and sweet butter as well as breadsticks and a couple of dips””one of which was olive tapenade.
For my entrÃ©e, I ordered the Wild Striped Bass, which came with parsnip puree, roasted figs (so, so, so good!), and Trumpet Royal mushrooms in a red wine butter. It was quite the mix of ingredients, and I absolutely loved it, especially the figs. I don’t think I’ve ever had such a plump, sweet figs in my whole life.
I also liked that this meal wasn’t super-sized. It ended up being just the right amount of food for me. I find that if I’m served a huge portion at a restaurant, I usually end up eating the majority of it and feeling stuffed afterward. This entrÃ©e was perfectly sized and filled me up without overdoing it.
We also shared an order of Brussels sprouts among the table.
As well as a dessert. We ordered the Chocolate Caramel Palet, which was rich and chocolaty, and the perfect way to end a meal. Surprisingly, I only needed a few bites to satisfy my sweet tooth.
I have a full agenda today! Breakfast first!
Question of the Day
Do you find that you often overeat at restaurants? Is it because of the huge portion sizes or just because the food is so darn delicious? Do you have any strategies to prevent you from overdoing it?