Sunday night we visited the home of our friends, Jan and Les. They travelled to Italy with us in 2005 for three weeks, and we are planning another trip together in 2008. Their longtime friends, Ann and Gary, are in town for the week, so we all got together for dinner.
We started with wine and appetizers at Jan's. Look at this gorgeous platter. Jan and I were a BAD influence on each other at those ceramics shops in Tuscany, Vietri, Ravello and Positano!
We went to dinner at another popular La Quinta Restaurant, Arnold Palmers. Yes, Arnie has a home close by, and there is even a putting green off the patio, where you can practice while waiting for dinner!
The food is comfort food with a flair! There is a whole section on the menu of "Arnie's Favorites" like Mac and cheese (with lobster), lots of blue cheese dishes, and the most amazing homemade crinkle potato chips with blue cheese dip you ever tasted.
We chose lighter/healthier alternatives. The group was pleased with crab bisque with a pitcher of "add your own Sherry", grilled salmon, lamb chops, beef tournados with shrimp, a pork chop with applesauce, and beef medalions with blue cheese.
Here is Brad with Ann and Jan:
Here I am with Gary and Les: