|Italian cured meats: prosciutto, capicola, salami, baby watermelon, double creme brie, cornichons, cantaloupe & watermelon, topped off with sparkling rose from the south of France. Viva l'ete!|
This week has been a continuous celebration of family time, wine, feasts, sun, lake walks. Why you may ask? Just because summer is finally HERE! We try to sit outside for dinner when we can. As Eloise isn't quite ready for a high chair, we've taken her walker out the lawn and she seemed happy enough running her toes through the grass and taking in the trees, blue skies, chirping birds and mommy and daddy with silly grins plastered on their faces all night long. Don't let that frown fool you, she loves it.
Yesterday, after a hot sticky walk around the lake, I was getting thirsty for some bubbly, so we sauntered into our absolute new favorite restaurant - Harriet Brasserie. What started with one glass each, turned into a bottle's worth of Prosecco and sauvignon blanc as well as a French beer for the hubz and a mini dinner of salmon pate and beet salad for the both of us. Even the the dogs were able to enjoy the patio area and Eloise spat out bits of bread and salmon. Afterward we walked off our buzz and sat on the grass and listened to Brazilian music in the park. It was one of those sweet, spontaneous days that we'll never forget.
Last week, it was multiple celebrations for hubz first father's day, as well as a belated family feast of cioppino and calamari and sparkling rose for the family. It's one of those rare instances where I joined forces with my sister, a bonafide foodie, in photographing our process while cooking. Stay tuned for my first food post!
Happy summer everyone!!!