A Few Of My Favorite Things …

This weekend was definitely all about the food! I ended up at my usual weekly stop, Gateaux Bakery because I am a bad girl and like to indulge on her desserts. It’s seriously the BEST BAKERY! She has amazing tarts, cookies, pastries, and specialty cakes. I snapped a few photos for you so you could check out a few of her Halloween Cakes. She has cake and pastry flavors ranging from white chocolate peach torte to apricot grand marnier cake, complete with fondant. Flavors range from a typical carrot cake to you dream it, she can do it. They are RIDICULOUSLY DELICIOUS! I will have to share a picture of my five tier birthday cake she made for me in May, with pink fondant and a Christian Louboutin heel on top! Girlie & Fancy! 🙂
Friday, I had lunch with a girlfriend that had a private invite to a new restaurant opening in Cherry Creek, called “True Food”. It’s a restaurant that has teamed up with health guru Andrew Weil M.D., to create a healthy, gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan menu. They have six locations now and originally based out of California. I must say its very west coast and awesome! The dishes have delicious flavors, healthy nutrients, and are Mediterranean, Asian, and California inspired. For all of my Florida friends they are opening one in Miami in a year. 🙂 I always want to try everything at a new restaurant so I started with a cocktail from their list. I ordered the cucumber martini (skyy vodka, thatcher’s elderflower, cucumber, & pineapple). Whoa…Yum, Yum! We then shared the shiitake & tofu lettuce wraps, the Mediterranean chopped salad (cucumber, tomato, quinoa, feta, marcona almond & lemon oregano vinaigrette), steak tacos (avocado, cotija cheese, tomatillo salsa, sour cream, & anasazi beans), and finished with an apple crisp! It was AMAZING and I will definitely be back!
Later, in the weekend we took some friends from Chicago to Carmines on Penn. It’s an Italian restaurant that carries a southern/northern mix, with big chalk boards that holds the menu on the walls. They serve everything family style in nice big size portions. We shared the Sausage & Peppers, the “Frutti di Mare” (a seafood pasta with clams, mussels, jumbo shrimp, calamari, scallops, and colorado striped bass in a marinara sauce) and the Chef’s special Ravioli (smoked chicken ravioli with pancetta in a cream sauce). You feel like your dining at home with the wonderful food and cozy atmosphere.
Hope everyone has a healthy, happy, and productive upcoming week! XOXO



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5 responses to “A Few Of My Favorite Things …

  1. Healthy Glow Nutrition

    Sounds incredible! I love all the foods you listed and that Cucumber martini with elderflowers…yummmmy 🙂

  2. My mouth is watering over the cucumber martini!

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