Monday, October 24, 2011

Anne's Visit

Anne and David, above, in front of my house just before we said good-bye as they were leaving to return home to Florida....sob, sob! 

The night before we had a delicious and fun dinner where we were joined by brother, Ev.  Because LM's son, John, is now working part time at a very fine little restaurant in West Dennis, Norabella we decided to give it a try and it was a wonderful experience. Norabella is chef owned and a tiny place.  The food is very fresh and imaginative, using many local ingredients.  Our server was very knowledgable, fun and accomodating.

We started off with two appetizers...friend polenta with an olive tapenade served on prosciuto....sublime!

and....lobster ravioli with a perfect light tomato cream sauce...every flavor was so distinct.

Ev chose this swordfish dish with many wonderful fresh vegetables.
LM thoroughly enjoyed this seafood dish served over angel hair...

David and I chose the sauteed schrod served with risotto and asparagus, topped ith lobster.  AMAZING flavors.

John made himself a dinner when he had a kitchen break and he came to share it with us.  Dad caught chewing!

It was such a fun and delicious evening and we, of course, HAD to try dessert.  This is the tiramisu, and I had a beautiful cannoli with a filling of ricotta, orange peel, chocolate and pistachio.

Lovely time....happy, happy!


Anonymous said...

How nice it was to see your family from Florida! Anne is so pretty! Glad the dinner spot was such a hit and that John got to sit for a short short!! The food looked amazing. Looked like a very fun evening! Today I have been working on those blasted twirlie things...forgot what you call them. After the first 10 I finally got so they all met in the middle. But...sometimes it just doesn't happen for some reason. I have enough for the top and bottom which is 22 total I think - the sides will be at least 18 per side. I'll be crazy by the time I'm finished!! lol ...debbie

Retired English Teacher said...

This post made me smile. You all look so happy, and why shouldn't you be. You look beautiful. I'm so glad you got to spend time with your Florida family.

Great to see John looking so well.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Oh my, what a wonderful dinner
and family time.
Happy for you.

judemiller1 said...

Anne looks just like you. So glad you had this family time.