Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Restaurant Week- The Library at Vendue Inn

Restaurant Week starts this weekend!  Yay!  That means ridiculously low priced, three course meals at many of the fantastic restaurants all over the state.  And our pick is...

The menu is as follows:
1st CourseFried Green Tomato & Crab Cake Stack5-Herb Cream & Red Pepper Rouille
Tuscan Calamari
Tossed With a Balsamic Glaze and Chiffonade of Basil

2nd Course
Shrimp & Grits

Bacon Wrapped Pan Seared Shrimp, Jalapeño Cheddar Grits and Orange Horseradish Marmalade
Pan Seared Crab Cakes
Herb-Parmesan Jasmine Rice, Roasted Green Beans & Lemon-Chervil Beurre Blanc
Pork Tenderloin
Roasted Butternut & Apple Wood Smoked Bacon Hash, Collards, Apricot-Jalapeño Chutney
Greek Lamb Burger
All Natural Ground Lamb, Cucumber Salad, Feta Cheese, Rosemary Parmesan French Fries and Garlic Aioli

3rd Course
Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip Pie
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Selection of Homemade Gelato

Choose Three of the Daily Offerings

And we are doing the three courses with wine pairings.  AND, as if that weren't enough, we are getting a room downtown so that we don't have to worry about driving all the way home!  How exactly is this possible when we have an almost seven month old?  He is going on a big boy adventure.  My parents are taking him on vacation this weekend.  I'm sad because I will miss him desperately, but I'm excited because Jax and I have a very nice weekend planned, including a visit to one of the rooftop bars with friends after dinner.

Did I mention that I'm going to miss him desperately?  No amounts of fried green tomatoes or wine will change that.  But I am certain that he will have a great weekend and be so excited to see his Mama and Daddy on Sunday.

I will tweet y'all, complete with pics, over the weekend to let you know how I'm holding up.  Anyone want to take bets now on when I crack?  Other than the obvious, when he leaves... oh God, I might just start the tears now!


  1. that sounds like SO much fun! I have always wanted to try
    week. I'll probably wait until next year now though so I can enjoy the booze ;)

    And I really need to get my butt back on twitter.

  2. I have always wanted to try a Restaurant Week. Good Luck Staying Strong!

  3. I say once you get dressed up, start drinking and eating that delicious food, you'll both be asking "Is it Little A or Little J??!"

    Most importantly, though, how the heck are you going to choose between shrimp and grits and crab cakes?? There is no way-like Sophie's choice or something... I couldn't do it!!

    Please post pics and commentary!!

  4. Good Lord, I'm about to panic already.

    And I think I'm going with the Shrimp and Grits because ::gasp:: I don't really care for crab cakes. Maybe I've just never had really good ones. Also, I will totally be eating them with the fried green tomatoes.

    Oh, and I love me some cheese grits. And jalapenos? Whaaat?!