Tonight, my parents, Loren, and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Saul, a small, family owned restaurant in Brooklyn. According to its website, Saul serves “sophisticated French-influenced contemporary American food” and has a seasonal menu. It was our first time there and we all loved it!
I had an apple (not pictured) around six because I was getting very hungry (again!) and did not want to show up at the restaurant ready to eat everything in sight. Never a good idea. I think this is a great tip… don’t “save” your eating for when you go out. If you are hungry, snack on something healthy and light before you leave. That way, you won’t go way overboard at the restaurant or go crazy with the bread basket when you first sit down.
We knew the meal was going to be great when we were served the bread. My dad always says you can tell a lot about a restaurant from its bread, and Saul’s is fantastic- chewy with a hearty crust. The butter was wonderful as well. I had a small slice.
Saul had a great special in honor of their 10th anniversary. It was a three course prix fixe meal for $35. Everyone ordered it except for me…. sorry dad- I’m an expensive date!
We all ordered some wine; I ordered a glass of Riesling to go with my meal. And to start, I ordered a tomato, watermelon, and cucumber salad, with a sprinkle of feta. The dressing was very light, so the flavors of the salad could really shine. The tomatoes were so sweet!
For my main course, I ordered the Roasted Line- Caught Cod, which came with a small portion of mashed potatoes, a roasted pepper salad, and a soft boiled egg. There was a light vinaigrette on top. The fish was cooked to perfection, and all of the ingredients on the plate worked together well. I loved the addition of the soft boiled egg- yum!
I didn’t order dessert, but Loren did share a few bites of his Plum Tart with me. I’m not a sweets person, but this was amazing. The pastry was soft and delicate, with an almond flavor, and the plums on top were fresh and juicy. It came with vanilla ice cream and in a plum puree. I probably ate about 1/3 of the tart.
We took a nice stroll through the neighborhood after dinner and then said our goodbyes. I love spending time with my parents, and it is always sad to see them go. But now they have another way to keep track of me- the blog! 🙂
Now I’m just relaxing in my PJ’s. Hopefully, I will get to bed pretty early so I can have another good work day tomorrow.