After a quiet Saturday afternoon at home full of reading, The Huz and I finally put some real clothes on and ventured to Brooklyn for a lovely dinner with the beautiful and talented Diana and her fabulous boyf. On our way, I picked up two loaves of fresh bread from Agata & Valentina – an onion sourdough bread and a fig and walnut whole wheat bread. We had those with mixed olives and olive oil to start.
Our main course was recently featured on Diana’s blog and I am so glad we had the pleasure of experiencing this decadent dish first hand. As she described it, strata is kind of a deconstructed quiche, but a bigger deal. This quiche had whole wheat bread cubes, an “unnamed” amount of cheese, chopped chiles and an egg/milk that brought it all together. I snagged a few pictures while it was “de-puffing”
Part 2 was homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream made with coconut milk. Um, WOW this stuff was good! I actually had a second dish (for the sake of photographs since I started eating before I photographed my first bowl) and I could have kept eating!
As we chatted, watched “Just Friends” and chatted some more, we tried the chocolate with bergamot. I must admit, my friend Abby loooooves bergamot and I’d picked this up immediately because it made me think of her. Abby, if you ever see this chocolate in a store, BUY IT IMMEDIATELY. You will adore it! The texture was great – very light and crispy, rather than a traditionally smooth dark chocolate. The herbal nature really made it the perfect end to a delicious meal and our gracious hosts weren’t too bad either 😉
Many thanks to Diana and the Boyf for a fabulous Saturday night in Brooklyn!