Saturday, February 16, 2008

Gibbet Hill

The evening began with cocktail hour at Mal's parents' house, where I had a glass of Pinot Grigio. Our reservation at Gibbet Hill wasn't until 8:30, so to hold me over, I snacked on an apple and 1/4 cup of Rocky Mountain trail mix (not pictured). 

Dinner began with a piece of sweet, farm-made corn bread, which I spread a little homemade butter on. We ordered a bottle of red wine for the table to share. I ended up drinking a glass and a half with dinner. 

Everything on the menu sounded delicious, so making a decision was kind of difficult for me! I always try to order something new and different when I go to restaurants, so I ordered the pistachio-crusted Artic Char with broccoli rabe in a potato and leek stew/sauce. It was de-lic-ious! The meal was truly excellent, and I ate about 3/4 of the portion served to me.  

I wasn't stuffed from dinner, so when it came time to order dessert, Mal's step-mom and I decided to split the homemade milk and cookies. The cookies-- 1 chocolate chip and 1 oatmeal raisin-- were served warm with fresh milk in a sugar-rimmed glass. The combination of the milk and sugar tasted divine with the cookies; it was a perfect way to end the evening! Gibbet Hill surpassed all of my expectations last night and remains of my favorite restaurants ever! 


ashley said...

Your food posts always look so delicious! I have to ask a question about these pictures, though: Did you take them with the flash off? I get laughed at anyway when I take pictures of my food at restaurants, so I always make it a big point to keep that flash off!

Tina said...

Yep, I took the photos with the flash off. I wasn't sure how'd they would come out with the dim lighting in the restaurant, but they seemed pretty good. I still feel kind of funny taking photos of my food in public places, but it's getting a little easier. :)

One Food Guy said...

Dinner sounds like it was great Tina.

As for taking pictures in restaurants, general rule of thumb is to never use a flash. Digital SLR and Film SLR cameras allow you to adjust the light that enters the lens for brighter pictures in dim places, but a point and shoot is sometimes a crap shoot in low light areas - they have trouble focusing.

Nice job though!