It’s May Day… I cannot even believe it’s May already. NOT possible. What happened to February through April? I must have been unconscious through all of March and most of April… zombie chic or something. I can’t even remember what I did during those months… either I must have taken the grizzly bear practice of hibernating my way through them or else I’m displaying signs of Alzheimer’s disease in my early 30s. Yogi totes approves! Either way, rain, shine, sleet,
hell hail, snow, or all of the above, I need to do something in May… yessiree Juan!
Part 2 of the Thanksgiving Point adventure included lunch at the cutest/fanciest/quaintest cafe at the “Point.” They called it the Trellis Cafe and it sat overlooking a portion of the bee-uuuteeful gardens we had just perused through. It was too cold to sit out on the deck, so we hibernated inside where they had goblets with stems to drink from and real tablecloths and napkins. Much different than eating at my regular Subway or Grist Mill haunts back home where they set up plastic lawn chairs when they run out of booth space. The hostess said our waitress would be the DELIGHTFUL and BUBBLY Josephine (I made that name up since I don’t want the real girl to come across this post some day down the line and learn that her coworker found her BUBBLY). I’m not sure where the bubbles were but she was nice… more shy and reserved than bubbly… but maybe she was plain out of bubbles that day.
Madre and I trying not to look too wind blown. Lindsay spent most of the time whilst taking this picture trying to get a good angle on the fake flowers in the jar. Obviously they were the stars of the show… and if there had been room in her purse, I’m sure Madre would have stuffed them in next to her stolen pansies.
The menus was unlike anything I’d seen before at a sit-down restaurant. There were not really any fried foods or foods laden with fatty sauces. Instead it looked like a dagnabbed garden. Fresh fruits and vegetables and just… fresh! Of course, anything is going to have fat and calories, but I was mighty impressed that it looked like this place didn’t just open up a package, throw the contents into the fryer, and then serve it to you with a pile of napkins! There was the option of sweet potato fries with the sandwiches, but even then I think those may have been baked and not fried. We rarely start with the appetizers, but we couldn’t resist getting the fresh fruit and cheese plate to share.
Lindsay commented that it looked like a squirrel puked up it’s stash… but it was tastee! I had to skip most of the cheese since I’m not a fan of things that taste like raunchy feet…
The BUBBLY Josephine then brought out our entrees… Lindsay and Madre opted for the salads…
Lindsay’s Greek Chicken salad, that accidentally came out with red onions even when she requested NO red onions. Such is the life of an onion hater!
Madre’s Trellis Salad with brie, fresh berries, and raspberry vinagrette dressing.
What did I go for? The Quarter Pounder with cheese! NOT!!!!!! Stop it. Having discovered my new found love of veggie burgers, I ordered that just to see if the first one I had tried a month or so back was a fluke or not.
The veggie burger on a whole what bun with veggies galore… no cheese, and the sauce? Why it’s a healthy lime-cucumber-yogurt dressing. I’d give it 2 thumbs up… and on the side I had a glorious grape tomater, cucumber, onion, and basil salad tossed with a light dressing.
You couldn’t get fresher if your gramma slapped you upside the head space! I tell you what! We were too fulled up for dessert, but they had some delicious looking delicacies on that menu too! All just as fresh, I’m sure! Trellis Cafe… you done good. I’d totally come back for more!
Question of the Day: Are you a fan of smelly cheeses? What is your favorite soft and hard cheese?