Searching for Rainbows and Good Food

by Joanne on October 17, 2009

Yesterday morning on my way to work, I spotted the essence of a rainbow


Here it is again in B&W just in case…

DSCN2028BW I shot this with my little Nikon Coolpix 200 and ..well, maybe it isn’t the best at capturing rainbows or maybe I just don’t know how to capture a rainbow.  I can hear the Leprechaun’s screaming ..”Don’t you DARE try to capture our rainbows!  Nobody, but NOBODY is gettin’ o’er pot-o-gold!”  Slap my hand!  

I did capture that rainbow in my mind’s eye and it made me feel “golden” all day. So THERE, you silly little Leprechauns!

Did you capture your pot of gold today?

Good eats from Friday’s Feast…..

We have taken you here before, “Perugia’s”.  This restaurant is the definition of “Gourmet”.  Everything from the relaxing atmosphere to the presentation of fine foods is experienced in this quaint little restaurant on Seneca Turnpike in New Hartford, New York.  Our server, Julie, was like family. She smiled, laughed, joked with us.  When a drop of red wine fell onto my shirt, she was quick as lightening to offer white wine and club soda for attempted removal.  No..the white wine was not for drinking while dabbing with club soda.  Apparently white wine helps to remove red wine.  

Our dinner began with 2 wonderful glasses of wine:  Four Vines Old Vine Zinfandel and a delicate, smooth Chardonnay.  The food went something like this…

DSCN2031 The assorted breads: whole grain, white roll, onion, and potato bread. 

DSCN2032 An elegant presentation of tasty, fresh shrimp cocktail.

DSCN2034 Mixed green salad with granny smith apples, candied walnuts, in a balsamic vinaigrette.

DSCN2035 The refreshing citrus sorbet to cleanse our palettes.

DSCN2038 Grilled Salmon with a brilliant Cherry Compote.

DSCN2040 Orecchiette in a delicate tomato cream with chicken.

DSCN2041 The smoothest, most velvety cup of coffee to round out a wonderful meal….for me that is. As for Ted, he needed his sweet…

DSCN2042 Kentucky Derby Pie with a side of chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream and a sweet red split strawberry.

If you have never been to Perugia’s, it’s due time to give your self a treat.  The staff is friendly, the chef accommodating, and the ambiance relaxing.  Enjoy!


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  • At 2009.10.18 03:19, Libby said:

    Did you know that it can’t (shouldn’t) be called Kentucky Derby Pie anymore? Apparently the Derby people have gone after some entities because of trademark infringement. When I went on to look for a recipe back in early May, was forced to call it Horseracing Pie ha ha.

    • At 2009.10.18 11:08, Joanne said:

      I would have thought they would be happy to have something so delicious named after their sport.

      • At 2009.10.23 19:29, julie said:

        lets just call it bourbon chocolate pecan, shall we??? 😉

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