I am blessed to have a birthday in late March. The weather is usually very nice, everything is blooming, and it's the start of my Spring garden; not to mention it's restaurant patio weather! Good food and great weather are a perfect combination!
So to kick off the birthday festivities, my sisters - Agnes and Winnie surprised me with a great birthday lunch at a very quaint family-owned restaurant/bakery/tea room called Potpourri of Silk. Of course I had to visit with the owner, Chris, and her son Andres who is also their Chef. Chris's specialty is French Cuisine and you can see the French influences throughout their menu. Chris's story reminds me of how I was also inspired to start my own business.
The menu was simple, fresh, light and delicious and the atmosphere makes you feel like you are sitting in someone's lovely, cozy home. My kind of place! The carrot soup was like silk and my oven roasted chicken sandwich with brie, cranberry spread, aioli and spinach was yummy. Potpourri of Silk is definitely going to be a regular hangout spot for a "sister" get together.
On my special day, it was only fitting that Seasons52 was the restaurant I landed on to spend time with my sons Anthony and Timothy. They change their menu with the seasons and were right in the middle of their Spring menu. It's fun to visit at different times of the year to see what's new on the menu. This Spring they were featuring lots of fresh asparagus and fresh peas. We started with a great Garlic Pesto Chicken flatbread, then I enjoyed a tantalizing chopped greek salad with Kalamata olives and roasted red peppers. Then we moved on to an asian glazed sea bass on black rice with snow peas, shiitake mushrooms and micro wasabi.
Everything on the menu was so fresh and includes so many of my favorite things to eat. Although I don't indulge in desserts often, it was impossible to resist those little mini desserts. I ended up with the Mocha Macchiato...yummmm the caramel sauce and mocha vanilla mousse...an amazing way to celebrate my birthday!
Check these places out when you get a chance!