A very special happy birthday to an inspiring friend, Meg! Happy birthday dear, you make me smile and feel stronger every time I read your blog/tweets!
Can you believe I’ve never done a What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) post?! I always thought they had to be about a day of eats. In fact, at first I thought it could only be about a Wednesday of eats. But I’ve seen lots of creative ways to do it, including posts in which people just share yummy things they’ve been eating all week, not just from one day. Now that’s more my style!
So now thanks to Jen of Peas & Crayons, I give you the first Cait Plus Ate WIAW: The Photo Dump Edition.
Warm-Roasted Eggplant & Wonton “Napoleon” from Arugula in West Hartford, CT.
Arugula delivered one of the best falafel plates I’ve ever seen!
Duck confit & chorizo sausage flatbread from Arugula. It was to die for!
Instagram version! This drink is made with rye whiskey.
Barcelona has amazing bread & olive oil! It was piping hot when it arrived.
Suckling pig with red chimichurri and local radishes with butter and sea salt at Barcelona Wine Bar. Aaaand I just realized that pig has numbers on it!
Left to right: Finca San Martin, Villarica, Cerro Anon
Barcelona Wine Bar tapas: Chorizo with Sweet & Sour Figs (Balsamic-Sherry Glaze) and Coca del Dia (Feta, English Peas, Garlic Scape Pesto)
An at-home dinner (yes they exist): turkey burger with sweet & spicy mustard, bean medley, broc, burnt (on purpose) cornbread.
Another at-home dinner, literally the exact same thing, ha! With a side of Rioja.
For Meg!! The Kill Bill roll from Min Ghung in Glastonbury, CT: spicy tuna on the inside with eel, salmon, and avocado on the outside. Drizzled with Vietnamese Chili.
Min Ghung Sake Sampler: Peach, Snow Maiden, Pear.
Clearly still a beer lover work-in-progress.
Guacamole at Maria Bonitas by West Point.
Bartender there made me the BEST marg I’ve EVER had! Natural style, on the rocks, extra salt.
My mom agreed!
Maria Bonitas black bean soup – tasty but WAY filling!
This hole in the wall style place had the best ceviche I’ve ever had! With crab, shrimp, and octopus.
I’d be lying if I said I had any of this.
Bitter-Sweet Citrus Martini: citrus fruits muddled in Stoli, with St. Germaine
BBQ Salmon, Broccoli, Asparagus, Black Bean & Corn Salsa at Torches. HEAVENLY.
One of the most unique drinks ever. Vanilla Sage Crush: vanilla-infused tequila with fresh sage, honey, and lemon.
On the way to my friend’s West Point graduation with Starbucks in hand!
That is far from everything, but at least this Caitlin-style WIAW has given me a way to share many days’ worth of restaurant trips (with some home eats thrown in). Kinda ended up being a Wordess WIAW!
What looks best to you? I won’t make you choose one thing 😉