My tips for any wannabe foodies is to be adventurous! Check out local restaurants in your neighborhood and eat outside of your comfort zone. I had to learn to accept meat with pink in the center, now I'm learning how to eat eggs that run. There will be some embarrassing moments - when you order sweetbreads and have no idea you're about to eat calf thymus, true story - but it will be okay! Win some, lose some. But have lots of fun.
Last Friday we paired up with some foodie friends and did a mini food tour of Raleigh. We hit up 4 restaurants and split about 2 plates at each restaurant, then moved on. We were pretty lucky that most places we went were not too busy and we ate at the most popular restaurant last, around 10:30 when they no longer had a wait.
Here are some pics - excuse some blurriness, my camera had a smudge that I didn't notice until later!
We started at Oro, with foie gras and pork belly. Foie gras is fattened goose liver and they served it in a carved out bone. I was a little nervous to try it but it was pretty good! The taste was actually quite familiar.
This dessert is well-known to Aaron and I, but we had to share it with our friends. The campfire dessert at Oro.
Next we headed to Capital Club 16, where we had there shanny fries and pimento cheese, apple jam & fig crostinis. I love this resaturant for feel good American food.
Hushpuppies and cocktails at The Borough
Dessert at Poole's Diner - banana & walnut bread pudding, chocolate torte
We had so much fun! Try it yourselves!!
I definitely haven't tried all the restaurants in the Triangle - Stanbury, Second Empire and Crooke's Corner are definitely high on my list. But below is a list of my favorite places so far, in order by preference
honorable mention - Five Star
Blu's Seafood and Bar
Dame's Chicken & Waffles
Acme - love this place
Any restaurants you'd like to share?? Eat on foodies!!!