It's Restaurant Week in the Dayton area again!
Twice a year many area restaurants offer an array
of their special dishes in a 3~4 course meal for only $20.09! Of course, next year it will be $20.10 but I digress...*smile*
It is a less expensive and fun way to try places you have yet to visit or re-visit an old favorite! And as an extra dividend, part of the restaurant's proceeds go to area charities!
Our first restaurant choice of the week...Carver's in Centerville.
At Carver's we (Bill, Mom, Grace, Dan and I each had a different meal, as is our tradition, so we could *sample* one anothers dishes! I had a sirloin strip so tender and so well seasoned and grilled it should have been illegal! Roasted veggies, a salad of field greens, goat cheese, tomato and other goodies in a pinot noir vinaigrette were other delicious elements of my meal (We each had a different salad or soup and different dessert and yes! We sample those too!). My feast ended with a yummy creme brulee. *sigh*
Last night saw our group, plus my friend Terri, at Coco's Bistro.
I began my meal with the crostini, topped with grilled tomato and garlic and dollops of goat cheese, it was then drizzled with balsamic vinegar. A salad of baby greens, cucumbers, tomatoes and crispy Asian noodles with yummy dressing followed, served with warm, crusty bread.
For my entree, I chose the New Mexico Shrimp and Pasta.
I ended the meal with a chocolate mousse filled with chunks of chocolate and topped with dollops of creme fraiche and drizzled with melted dark chocolate.