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Monday, November 28, 2011

Anniversary at Earl's

Hi everyone.  I trust you all had a fun and tasty Thanksgiving.  I heard that on average, people take in about 4600 calories on Thanksgiving.  To work that off, you'd have to walk approximately 30 miles.  Hope you've got good shoes.  I guess that since we did 2 dinners on Turkey Day, we've got 60 miles to walk.

And that's not to mention the delicious dinner MB and I had at Earl's Bucks County on Friday night for our 17th wedding anniversary. 

I've heard much about this locavore restaurant, but had never been there until Friday.  I wish we had gone earlier.

What a great place--an incredible menu with lots of choices, flavors, ingredients.  The cool thing is that for many of the ingredients in each dish, they list the local farm or producer where the food comes from.  The freshness of the ingredients comes out in the dishes.

We started by sharing an appetizer of mini tacos with braised short ribs, butternut squash, crema and freshly made corn tortillas.  I could have eaten about 20 of them.  The meat was melt-in-your-mouth.  They even brought them out on 2 plates since we were sharing them. 

For the entree, I got trout with smoked bacon-mustard vinaigrette, sweet potato gnocchi, spinach and micro mustard greens.  The fish was done perfectly--moist flesh, crispy skin.  The sweetness of the gnocchi and the smokiness from the bacon was a great match.  MB got humongous sea scallops (impeccably done--crisp sear and moist on the inside) with sweet potato-sage ravioli and roasted butternut squash dressed with browned butter and toasted pine nuts. 

We shared a slice of chocolate layer cake (our server suggested we share-- and she was correct in saying that the slice was huge) in honor of the fact that we had a chocolate wedding cake with chocolate icing.  The cake was very good--about a half inch of ganache covered chocolate cake and mousse inside. 

So if you are looking for a place to go for a nice night out, try Earl's.  It's not the cheapest place around, but it wasn't outrageously priced either.  And for a meal done that well, it's worth paying a little bit more.  Even if it means that we have to walk a few more miles to work it off!

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