ACTUAL holiday? let's try to forget how i was feeling on Mothers Day...and the SAME girl who
took me out the night before THAT woozy holiday....took me out AGAIN on Fathers Day Eve. i have NO complaints AT ALL this time (it was never her fault that i had many complaints physically on Mothers Day...only myself to blame. i know.) as it was THE MOST FUN i've had in a long time.
lanier is a foodie.
allison is NOT a foodie. though...i love good food. i appreciate good wine. and find it more of a privelidge to eat posh food, not an everyday occurance. i'm learning many people DO eat fine cuisine regularly and...well...i'm freaking jealous!
given lanier's all-out STALKERAGE of Chef Cathal Armstrong from Restaurant Eve, she learned that he was putting on the EVENT OF THE YEAR, out in Rappahannock County, Virginia. from their website:
Acclaimed Chef Cathal Armstrong will prepare a Summer Solstice Farm Dinner at historic Mount Vernon Farm outside Sperryville, Virginia.
Chef Armstrong is a celebrated visionary in the buy fresh/buy local movement and creator of Alexandria’s Restaurant Eve.
Guests will spend the evening under the stars with Chef Armstrong and the providers of Rappahannock’s fresh bounty and artisanal wines.
i truly have never encountered anything so magnificent, serene, impressive, ENJOYABLE and extravagantly tasty! it was limited seating in the more insane location ever...under a tent...perfect weather...incredible wine...WE WILL BE DOING THIS AGAIN!!!!!!
THEN!!!!! lanier booked us a bed and breakfast 2 miles away from the dinner...so at 11pm, we drove the CUTEST place on earth, and had a wonderful, well-rounded trip to the mountains/farms/livestock. we purchased awesome meats and organic produce directly from the farmers and i feel completely refreshed after a night away without cell reception, internet, or any television. losing track of time can sometimes be a VERY VERY good and refreshing experience....
...oh. and right. and HAPPY FATHERS DAY! :)
chad had a great time with isaac...they said they took trips down to see the airplanes take off (isaac's favorite past time) and were able to "have boy time." we did a fun little meal when i got back and it was nice to have some time to reflect on what an awesome dad i have, and what a wonderful father is to isaac!
ok! back to reality....
i feel inspired by organics now. and maybe a little inspired to cook.
for those of you out there that have grown to love eating organic....please tell me if you feel it's really worth the invested time, energy and MONEY...and what your favorite organic foods are!!!
have a great week!