Monday started out with my mother and her husband being in town. We dined at Lago in Tremont where I ordered the (amazing) beef carpaccio all-for-myself. I would have shared, but they weren't interested. I ended up with the duck breast over spring pea risotto (which was the special) and afterward we walked over to Dante for dessert at the bar. If you haven't had dessert there, Get There Now. I'm the girl who always eats too much and has no room left for dessert, but I save room when I'm here. We ordered the roasted pumpkin cheesecake with candied pecans and bourbon, toasted coconut creme caramel and the ice cream/sorbet tasting. There are no words.
Since Dante's new DC Pasta Co had opened in Strongsville just a few days prior, the Husband, Mother in Law and I met for lunch to check it out. DC pasta is a collaboration between Dante Boccuzzi and Carmella del Busso offering freshly made, affordable pasta where you can bring the whole family. Pastas are avilable in 3 sizes (tasting, appetizer, entree) and they have 25 Italian wines under $25. See entire menu here. Check out this wonderful (p)review and pics from Exploring Food My Way.
|The best Mother-in-Law ever, Chef Dante, the front of DC Pasta has wine, fresh pasta and other Italian delights for purchase.|
I'm excited to be heading here again on Tuesday for dinner to try even more of the menu and check out the great wine list.
Tuesday night was the monthly meetup of the Ohio Blogging Association. This month we met up at Wine & Design in Tremont for a little, you guessed it, wine. If you are a blogger or blog lover, I highly recommend you come to an event. We are a fun bunch if I do say so myself! You can read recaps from Jen @ Why CLE?, Alicia @ Poise in Parma or Nadine at Blog The New Black or Crystal @ Eat*Drink*Cleveland.
|Finally getting to meet Nadine, wine we tasted, Kristian made everyone's day bringing Pazcki, Crystal & I,|
Miss WineOH paired our wines with nibbles, Wine & Design coziness.
|The crowd getting ready for the runway show.|
Thursday I headed with the Husband to the Lexus Style Show at Playhouse Square. Fashion and cars collided in a beautiful space atop the stage at the State Theater. On our way home we stopped at Happy Dog for some post-Playhouse dogs.
So that's the week. Which is why I'm wrapping it up with a cozy, winter weekend in yoga pants and a hot beverage. I'm not leaving the house til Monday. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.