So, I'm a terrible blogger. With the mix of work, impromptu trips, and very little studying, I haven't had time to post. However, I will make this a long post with lots of pictures.
This food on the left was AMAZING! Anyone that knows me, knows that I'm not a big fan of seafood. However, I was in Maryland, and I figured it would be a sin not to eat crabcakes. These were from The Pier House and were the bomb. They were full of crab with very little breading. The crabcakes were served with grilled asparagus, and garlic Israeli couscous. I'm not sure what the sauces on the side were because I didn't even bother eating them.
Cake Love. We looked at the guy in the picture on the wall and noticed that he looked identical to the guy working there. Turns out they were one and the same. What I really appreciated about Cake Love was there motto; Cakes From Scratch made from real ingredients. They use real butter, sugar, and flour in all their cakes. No trans fats to be found. They also have vegan and gluten-free options which is great. The 3 of us girls decided to each get 2 cupcakes and we could try multiple different options. They had lots of great flavor choices. I chose 1) a vanilla cupcake with salted caramel frosting and 2) an amaretto cupcake. I hate to say it, but I was less than impressed. The amaretto cupcake had absolutely no amaretto flavoring. (Should've taken pics, but it was dark.) The salted caramel icing was excellent, however, I found the cupcake to be a little dry. Unfortunately, the cupcakes were an epic fail. I can't speak for the vegan or gluten-free, but I was sad about these cupcakes. I had really high expectations for them. :(
Bond45, a really chic little restaurant overlooking the harbor. We each chose a different type of drink so we could taste them all. Notice a theme for the evening? (We each order something different and try it.)
1. I chose "Illegally Blonde": Beefeater gin, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit juice, fresh lemon juice, simple sugar.
- I give this 2 thumbs up. It was fresh, refreshing, and all around tasty.
2. Ziegfeld martini: Grey Goose vodka, Pama pomegranate liqueur, pomegranate juice, and fresh lime.
3. Hemingway martini: Bacardi rum, maraschino liquor, fresh grapefruit, and fresh lime.
* All of these drinks were excellent!
Centreville Cafe & Montrachet Fine Foods. This was such a cute place, and I was sad that I didn't get to enjoy some other delicacies from the store. They were also very nice and welcoming when I came in the store. I definitely will try to make a trip back.
- 3 egg whites + 1 egg
- chopped red pepper
- fresh spinach
Da da da daaaa....Breakfast! My eggs, an sandwich thin with raspberry preserves, and coffee with cream. And yes, that's a bowl of casaba, but I didn't eat that entire bowl. I just didn't want casaba juice running all over my plate.