The bill of fare shares Ernestine Ulmer's famous quote, "Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first" which is something I live my life by so I took her advice and did just that!
BRANDIED CHERRY CHEESECAKE
- This cheesecake is HUGE. I am so glad I had people there to share. (Special Note: I don't typically share my desserts!)
- It is also SCRUMPTIOUS!
- Do I really need to say more? I am so glad I took Miss Ulmer's advice and started with the dessert!
CHERRY "OLD FASHIONED"
Ever since the start of the new season of Mad Men, I have had this thirst for the Old Fashioned. I really don't know why but I just love them. The first one I ever had was in New Orleans at Le Pavillon. It was just after Hurricane Katrina and a lot of places were still closed so one night I made my way over to the hotel--I lived literally a block away--and met an older Russian woman named Irina. I ordered a Lemon Drop and she told me she was going to make me a "real" drink instead. It turned out to be an Old Fashioned and I was hooked ever since. For nearly a year almost every Monday and Wednesday evening I would walk over to 833 Poydras and find my spot at Le Gallery and wait for Miss Irina to make my "real" drink and here stories about Mother Russia.
|Cherry "Old Fashioned"|
I don't know what happened to her but to this day, every time I order an Old Fashioned, I think of Irina. I believe she would approve of Georgia Brown's cherry blossom version--or at least I hope she would--because it really is good. Made with Jim Beam Red Stag Bourbon and raw cane sugar, it really hits the spot!
GRILLED T-BONE LAMB CHOPS
I really just can't help myself when it comes to lamb so I ordered it. The lamb alone was delish but what really makes this dish memorabe? How about the "brandy soaked cherry cheese grits"! Who knew grits + cherries = FANTASTIC?!
|Grilled T-Bone Lamb Chops|
You have until April 27th to enjoy this special menu honoring the 100th anniversary of the cherry blossom trees in Washington D.C. I promise, you do not want to miss this!