Wow. I'm looking forward to going back to Abbie's Kitchen because I just want more great food. If great food is important to you, then at least one evening here is a must. It's rare to find the kind of attention to food that Abbie's Kitchen offers - the kind that really gets me excited to go out to dinner.
Our dinner began with one of my favorite Page Springs wines (local) and an amuse bouche of grilled eggplant topped with shaved Parmesan and crostinis along with roasted garlic and olives. Adorable little plate.
I had the crab cake appetizer. Really good crab, I think a kind of aioli sauce presented in a carved out zucchini and so pretty. The other appetizer was the crispy cheese and tomato polenta with basil. Seriously, gorgeous and delicious.
For dinner, I had quinoa with grilled veggies and pesto and it tasted like every vegetable got the care and attention to really make the flavors come alive - cauliflower, red onion (incredible - who knew a freakin' onion could taste like that!), zucchini, mushroom (which I don't usually love - crazy flavor), yellow pepper - all arranged next to really nicely seasoned quinoa over pesto. All vegetarian and super savory. My dining partner had the red curry tofu with vegetables that was amazing - not too spicy, but flavorful. The dish was gorgeous.
The joke became. "Hey, do you need any salt and pepper?" "Oh no, it's seasoned perfectly."
Ok, then comes dessert. There was a good selection of them, but there was one that brought back memories... Grilled pound cake with strawberries and fresh mint. Oh my. My Dad used to toast slices of Sara Lee pound cake, put canned strawberries in sauce on top with a little spray of canned whipped cream. I can only imagine all the "crap" in that version. Anyway, there's something about toasting/grilling cake that changes the flavor into something else all together. It was so good.
I sort of can't believe we topped everything off with some lemoncello. I've heard from a reliable source that lemoncello helps with digestion of a meal. At least that's what I tell myself. I couldn't resist, and I'm glad I didn't.
Abbie is super accomplished and has a passion and talent for great food. Plating is fantastically beautiful. The renovated home and dining environment is really comfortable with a blend of modern and traditional. The tables have white tablecloths which I really love. There's something about white tablecloths that says, "we know what we're doing here." And, at Abbie's Kitchen they really do know what they're doing. Really, really, really know.
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