I usually pick my friends according to their openness to different cuisines and their appetite. Meaning, if I'm to be friends with you, you'd better know how to eat! My friend, Jaime, visited me this weekend, and we both always have one thing in mind Friday night: eating the most delicious farm-to-table food at Talula's Garden. We couldn't make any decisions so we ordered four small plates before our entree!
Was the food delicious? Yes, of course. But really, I left the restaurant wishing that I ate at Talula's Table in Kennett Square instead. There was something really corporate about Talula's Philadelphia location when I was expecting something really casual, quaint, and farm-y! See here for photos of Talula's Table in a suburb of Philadelphia.
Sorry about the lighting/lack of photos. The dim lighting and rush of the Friday night crowd really made it hard to take good photos/use the flash. How adorable is top plate! It was almost midnight when we got to dessert, so I didn't feel as bad disturbing a few people's dinners with my obnoxious flash....
The things Jaime and I stuffed in our mouths (and yes, all of it):
Braised Rabbit, Handkerchief Pasta, Pecorino, Green Olives, and Fava Beans
Pan Sauté of Veal Sweetbreads, Pickled Peppers, Mustard, and Buttery Onion Sauce
Golden Potato Gnocchi with Succotash and Lemon-Brown Butter
Oxtail-Stuffed Tortelloni (Not on online menu)
Muscovy Duck Breast and Foie Gras, Confit Leg Parcel, Beet Greens, and Smoked Beets
Spiced Leg of Lamb over Root Veggies (Obviously cannot find this online either ;)
Steamed Fig Pudding with Goat Cheese Ice Cream, and Sherry Syrup (FIGGY PUDDING :)
Dark Chocolate Cremeaux with Smokey Chocolate Crumble, Marshmallow, and Bacon
Sunday was a dream Sunday. Although it involved a bit of fall/end of summer cleaning, I made some beef stew while the football game played on the TV. Perfect Sunday. I used the Pioneer Woman's beef stew with beer and paprika recipe. I didn't have any Budweiser laying around, so I used pumpkin ale!
I stole this bottom photo from The Pioneer Woman, because I'm just too hungry to not eat right away.