Wednesday, January 7, 2009
FRIED CHICKEN...OR MAYBE NOT!
Yesterday I got an email from the Lark Creek restaurant group saying that the Sunday night special, Fried Chicken, was so popular that they've decided to offer it every night. We always enjoy their Regional American food but rarely get there on Sunday night for the Fried Chicken and Biscuits, just like somebody's mother used to make.
I quickly forwarded the email to Jim and he quickly replied that he wanted to have dinner there tonight.
I got on Open Table to make a reservation and in the Comments section mentioned that in addition to wanting a quiet table, one of us would be ordering the Fried Chicken.
Then, this afternoon Lark Creek Café, Walnut Creek, where we were booked, called to say there was a BIG misunderstanding with the email and the Fried Chicken is only served every night at the Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur, not in the Cafés. Bummer!
But, we decided to go all the same and had a lovely dinner.
It is cold tonight so the Cauliflower Bisque was the perfect and delicious first course for both of us. It was garnished with Buttered Croutons and Cumin Oil.
Jim had the night's special, Grilled Calves Liver Steak with Bacon, Caramelized Apples, Onions, and Mashed Potatoes.Jim loves calves liver and I don't, so I don't cook it at home. It's a treat for him to have it out, especially when it is cooked as it is at Lark Creek.
I went vegetarian with Squash on a bed of spinach and garnished with mixed mushrooms and toasted pumpkin seeds.
No desserts for us; just a glass of wine each tonight.