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.
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!