Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cosmopolitan Dining Here and There

Last week we went to my all time favorite dinner spot in Telluride, Cosmo, for a pre-theatre meal. We saw a fantastic local production of the Sound Of Music. All the kids were spot on- my six year old ate it up. She was completely riveted by the costumes, the songs and the sets. It also helped that one of her classmates was in the cast.
At dinner I ordered their BBQ salmon w/mango/red pepper relish and jasmine coconut rice. It was divine. Never have I had a just so-so meal there. They always out do themselves in the service department, the wines, the fresh offerings and they do it all in their welcoming upscale but casual atmosphere. I'd live there if I could. Their fresh bread is completely out of control. Better than any bread west of PARIS!! I tried to recreate the dish on Tuesday night and I think I came close...my little crew scarfed it down like it was candy. Delish. I had to do the dishes though at home and no one scraped all the little bread crumbs off my place setting when I went all Cookie Monster on the fresh focaccia....


All these gorgeous photos are of Founding Farmers restaurant in Washington DC...we leave next week! I really hope we'll dine here at some point. The rustic modern decor and approach move me to mouth-watering joy!



I need to towel off, the salivating is getting to be too much.









Modern, cold? Not here. Look how cozy these diners look!


So fantastic. I have a pantry at home in which I keep the preserves I made last summer(their number slowly dwindling) but to display them like this, back lit and bold? Yes, I would enjoy that immensely!







6 comments:

boylerpf said...

WOw...what a fantastic dinner! Salivating right here, right now...lucky you!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Wow - such fab design, and the food looks amazing. I love the way the canned foods are displayed - what a clever idea!

drollgirl said...

you are making me so HONGRY!!! i am crazy for salmon. my boss goes fishing in alaska every summer and he brings back a ton of fresh fish, including salmon. GOD I AM HONGRY NOW!!!

Awesome Sara said...

whoa, are those cloth napkins??? that is just fancy!!

Awesome Sara said...

hey!!! i was wondering if you would like to guest blog on my blog??? i was thinking of doing a guest blogger every week. you can talk about anything you want, really. i was thinking of favorite home accessory or something. ya know, art, vases, men, etc. i was going to have a guest blogger every week. let me know if you want to do this!!

Anonymous said...

It's my favorite too!
Jen