Thursday, February 19, 2009
I'm back, and here is what we consumed in Florida:
The desserts: I had the Banana Brulee (the one her fingers are on!!) Excellent...
Crabcakes and seasoned fries at a place called Conch Key on the Indian River, an estuary teeming with dolphins, pelicans, and other extraordinary wildlife.
Unusual menus and fabulous Rum Runners: with rums, creme de banana, more rum, fruit and rum.
Had a superb lunch at Chocolate Cafe. I wonder where it got its name?
I know this does not accurately depict Florida - but it truly does depict my vacation. One fabulous meal after another, whether it was braised pork with roasted fennel, or cold shrimp on the house deck with wine, everything was perfect. Yesterday was 78 degrees and we were sitting by the pool, but we flew into Maine in a raging snowstorm today! Tomorrow I'll be more descriptive - suffice it to say it was a fabulous four days and I'm exhausted. I promise alligators, birds, giraffes and ocean tomorrow! I'm already missing the sounds of birds, the warm breeze on my skin, and my good friends Sue and Bill...