Before dinner, we enjoyed a beer at the Power Club Restaurant and Bar, owned by the Power’s Mansion Inn. When we checked into our room, my husband and the owner hit it off quite well, so he offered to have us come to his bar for a free beer. The owner brews all of the beer himself and I have to say, it was pretty good! I loved the brown nut ale and my husband liked the stout the best. (I know what you are thinking, beer isn’t Paleo ! We decided to just splurge for our night out, getting back on it the next day).
We had dinner at the WONDERFUL Carpe Vino . It is a wine retailer, bar, and restaurant that serves delicious food and huge array of wines from around the world. We started off our night with black truffle butter popcorn with a nice bottle of wine from Argentina. Since they had so many wonderful appetizers to choose from, we decided to just order a bunch of appetizers for our dinner. We enjoyed: seared Hawaiian ahi tuna with a green papaya salad, crispy shallots, peanut, and coconut emulsion; seared dayboat scallops with a cauliflower puree, satsuma mandarins, and caper brown butter; roasted baby beets with goat cheese panna cotta, winter citrus, and castelvetrano olive oil; and–last but not least–short rib poutine! That’s a heavenly combination of french fries, cheese curds, and red wine gravy. Everything was amazing! In addition to the food being phenomenal , the service was excellent, and the ambiance was very nice, a perfect setting for a romantic dinner. My husband and I can’t wait to go back again, if we are ever in the area!
We could have eaten this all night, it was SO good!
After dinner, we headed to The Little Belgium Deli and Beer Bar, that my husband insisted on. Since he is a beer connoisseur, we had to check out their beers. We added to our indulgence of “non Paleo foods and bevrages” by each ordering a beer. I had one of the best beer concoctions I have ever tasted: Young’s chocolate stout mixed with a rasberry lambic…HOLY YUM! It was not overly sweet and the perfect amount of tartness! I am definitely making this at home (after our Paleo Challenge, of course!).
Yesterday, before we headed home, we had a nice breakfast at Frontside Cafe , a little ways outside of downtown Auburn. We had heard that they were the best breakfast spot in town, so we had to try it. From the wonderful aroma coming fro the kitchen and the amount of choices on their menu, we new we were in the right place. My husband had the carne asada scramble with their Asian slaw on the side and I enjoyed their artichoke chicken scramble with their red and green pesto. Both dishes were delicious! They were the perfect amount, too (not too little, but not too much where you felt stuffed).
It was a marvelous weekend that I wished could have continued another day. It was nice for my husband and I to have some time together, away from our usual surroundings and not acting in our “parent roles.” We had a very good conversation about our future and where we want to take it, thus we are anxious to get the ball rolling and make things happen!
He was SO wiped out from his weekend at my in-laws’ house, that he feel asleep within minutes after we put him in the car to drive home yesterday!
Have a great Monday! Time for me to take a nap to hopefully feel better!
- What did you do this weekend?
- Did you try any new recipes this weekend? If so, please share!
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