Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lobster, Vintage Fur and Diamonds

We recently joined some friends at Café Pacific which is located here in north Johnson City.



We have quite cool temperatures now in the evenings, so I wore a vintage fur trimmed black cable front sweater by Ralph Lauren. I have a few jackets and high end sweaters that were fabulous gifts from my friend Mitzi when she also recently downsized. When I wear a vintage piece I keep the look sleek and simple and wear it with very modern elements.



The pants are pieced faux leather front leggings from Chico's. The Adea tank is my all time favorite!



We had not been to Café Pacific in several years so we had forgotten what a treat to the eyes and the palate it is to have even a small meal there. We share and order small plates often.


There was a delicious amuse-bouche from Chef Scott. Amuse-bouches are different from appetizers in that they are not ordered from a menu by patrons but when served, are done so free and according to the chef's selection alone. These are often accompanied by a complementing wine, are served both to prepare the guest for the meal and to offer a glimpse into the chef's approach to the art of cuisine. This one is strawberries with herbs and a balsamic reduction with a passion fruit juice chaser.




The warm breads were served with whipped herbed butter and pesto olive oil for dipping.




The lobster bisque is a divine dish that is so rich we recommend sharing.




Everyone had a delicious seasonal salad.




Have you ever had a dessert amuse-bouche?
This tiny bite was so full of fall flavors!




Now for the real desert! We also shared this fabulous decadent chocolate dessert with fresh berries and a delightful light cream sauce. 





The shoes are by BCBGeneration via Dillard's. (Aren't they fierce?!) The antique amber watch, the ring and earrings were gifts from dear Mr. Mickey. The evening bag is from T.J. Maxx.





Many of you have asked me how I can keep my weight down while going out to eat so often. I've shared some of my secrets with you here. Mr. Mickey and I share a few small plates and then order a salad as an entrée. I get to taste several different dishes without feeling I have to eat the whole thing. Cheers!


Thank you for joining Mr. Mickey and me on our journey through midlife and beyond. 
The second fifty years are truly the best!

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