Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Things I love: Share and Share Alike

Eating good food with good friends it one of things that brings joy to my life. While I have been sick these past couple days I have been looking over recent pictures of fun times that I had taken but never made it to the blog.

This particular evening was one spent with Jen and Vanessa at our favorite tapas plate restaurant. It's on the pricey side but their selection of local, organic and unique ingredients never ceases to amaze us. And as produce goes in and out of season the menu changes frequently, so it is always fun to go in because there are new surprises on the menu.

One of the things I love about tapas is that we all share the plates, so we ohh and ahh over the same flavors in unison -- or we find how our palettes differ. I find it to be such a engaging dining experience.

On this particular evening we ohhed and ahhed heirloom radishes with hummus.
We all picked a radish we liked best and none of us picked the same one.
{I liked the pink ones best}
As well as an accoutrement of cheeses.
Vanessa made sure we all tasted the cheeses in the same order.
A tomato dish and flash fried spinach.
And Heirloom tomato gazpacho shooters.
A fabulous night full of good food and friends! I can't wait until I feel up for that again soon!
And thanks you for all the $100 to shopbop Entries!


  1. Wow, these all look soooo good!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  2. Mmmm... I am super curious to find out what flash fried spinach tastes like... I hope you feel better soon!

  3. Erin- they were!!

    Amy- this wasn't my favorite flash spinach it was a bit oily, i actually prefer kale or a more substantial green flash fried.

  4. Each and every one of these looks like something I would order and enjoy, especially the assortment of cheese, one of my favs! I have always loved tomato, mozzarella and basil dishes and gazpacho, so, this spread hits a home run for me! :) They have a lovely presentation too...thanks for sharing, Amber!

    Liesl :)

  5. I saw heirloom radishes at the farmers' market this morning. How are they? I didn't try any. The shooter looks delish! I bet I could down 5 of those in a sitting!

    Call Me Ishmael

  6. Thanks for the comment! Glad you liked the post :). These dishes look AMAZING, cheeses are my biggest weakness. P.S. Love your Forever 21 maxi skirt below, and that whole look. Fashionable and beautiful :)
    Great blog - I'm following you and can't wait to see more - keep up the good work!

    Laura @

  7. Love all the pictures! I love tapas!

  8. Love the pics, yum! Nothing better than getting together with great friends :)

  9. mmm...I was actually thinking of going to a Tapas bar this Friday now I think I will for sure!

  10. The more I scroll back at your entries, the more I LOVE your blog! Hope you feel better soon. I've come down with a bug myself.

  11. Ok amber that food looks amazing!