Charlotte Restaurant Week @ Del Frisco’s

 

This is my third year going to Charlotte Restaurant Week. The first year I made reservations to the chain restaurant Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and last year I went to Charlotte’s #1 rooftop restaurant Fahrenheit. This year I opted yet again for another steakhouse. After researching the entire Restaurant week list, I opted for Del Frisco’s largely because their dessert menu had chocolate mousse. Why you say? My brother is a huge chocolate lover.

Del Frisco’s has a relaxing atmosphere with amazing low lighting. Entering the lobby, there’s a bar and a staircase leading up to the second floor seating area. We ended up seating on the ground floor. The bread topped with their smooth butter made for a great starter. For the appetizers, my boyfriend got the Caesar salad, I got the spring mix salad and my brother got the Lobster Bisque, which is just a fancy word for a creamy soup made with shellfish. 🙂 As we moved on to our Entrees, my boyfriend had the Filet Duo, which by far the most eye-catching plate out of plates. It was composed of two small 4 oz. filets topped with Béarnaise and mushroom sauce and a side of Chateau potatoes.  Which by the way I forgot to snap a photo of! Ugh! My plate and my brother’s on the other hand were a more basic looking version compared to my boyfriend’s. We both got the 8 oz Filet Mignon with a side of Chateau potatoes. Our server Sacha was great and asked us if we both wanted our filet’s topped with mushroom sauce which added just the right flavor.

Last but not least, I chose to get a complimentary cappuccino because after eating so much good food I was really in need of a quick pick me up. My boyfriend and I individually ordered the cheesecake with strawberry sauce while my brother opted for the Belgian Chocolate Mousse. Their cheesecake was by far my most to date, and I’ve had quite a few in the past. I fell in love with the  smooth and melt in your mouth sensation. CAN I SAY WOW!  Overall, our experience was just as great as ever and believe it or not it was just a total of $35 each not including tip of course! It’s not often I go dine in the finest restaurants in Charlotte, but I couldn’t miss the bi-annual Charlotte Restaurant Week! So if you missed January, the next one is in July! 🙂

Love,

Patty Xoxo

One Year Blog Anniversary

Hi everyone,

I wanted to dedicate this post to each and every one of you who has taken the time to read, comment, like, or even view my blog site. I just want to say a big thank you! It’s been a year since I decided to blog. A whole year! Where did the time go, honestly!

I first opened my wordpress in 2016. That’s right, 2 years ago. It took me a whole year later to decide to publish my first post. I was afraid of saying the wrong things or wondering if I was saying the right things. All I knew was my passion for writing.

As a kid I’ve always had a great imagination, and a big love of books. In high school I took a creative writing class which made me realized how much I enjoyed writing. I even joined my school’s Literary Club and submitted several of my poems and a couple of short stories for their annual literary magazine. In college I took several literature courses and I found out I enjoyed the English Romanticism era. My favorite poet is Wordsworth by the way. 🙂

Ever since I started my blog, I believe it’s shaped me into a better person. I have meet some incredible bloggers along the way, and I can’t imagine where I would be without this amazing support system. Thankful to God, my loved ones and my friends as well for their support.

This second year I want to focus more on engaging with my followers and those amazing bloggers I’ve met and will come to meet! I’m excited for what’s to come!

1302 views!  Every single view means so much to me.

Love,

Patty Xoxo

A Mountain Day Trip

“Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.” -William Wordsworth

Do you ever feel like you just need a quick mountain trip and take in all of Nature? We all do sometimes. My boyfriend, my brother and I woke up at the crack of dawn and headed to the mountains. I’m thankful to live in a state where we’re 2 to 3 hours away from them!

My plan was initially to head to Rough Ridge for a quick photoshoot but we ended up in Pisgah National Forest. All due to miscommunication. LOL. Sometimes, we just gotta laugh at these things. Driving through Pisgah, we saw a sign for Looking Glass Falls and decided to pull over for a quick stop. The falls were incredibly beautiful and several people were amongst us taking photos as well. Afterwards we were on our way to “said Rough Ridge” before we realized we were still an hour and a half away from it and it was lunch time already. Quickly ditching that plan, we made our way to our other planned destination: Asheville.

Before we headed to downtown Asheville, we stopped by Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack for lunch. We had read previous reviews on this local restaurant and we were in for the best fried chicken of our lives! You can order your chicken to be seasoned anywhere from mild to XX hot! My boyfriend ordered the hot seasoned fried chicken, on the other hand I ordered mine plain to be on the safe side. Haha. 🙂 Meanwhile, my brother had ordered a chicken wrap. With our bellies full and satisfied, we headed back down the street to a cute pumpkin stand we had seen on our way to Rocky’s.

The pumpkin stand had all different colored pumpkins, but this year my favorite happened to be the white ones! I grabbed the cutest, tiniest pumpkin I could find, meanwhile my brother grabbed a small orange one. The most interesting thing happened to me after we finished paying and  were on our way to the car. One of the elder ladies chased after me because she overheard me talking to my brother about something French-related. She told me she was from Paris and we even had a small conversation in French! I never would have imagined that I would meet a French person in the small mountain town of Asheville! Beaming from ear to ear, I got in the car and we headed to downtown.

Once there, I had two places in mind to check out for dessert bites and coffee. The first one was the French Broad Chocolate Lounge, but there was a tremendous wait line just to get in. So we went ahead to our next spot: the  Double D’s Coffee Bus. A coffee bus you say? Yes! It was the coolest spot I found while researching on Pinterest. It’s a double decker AND they happen to sell coffee inside! 🙂 Once again, I was beaming from ear to ear because I also love London so much! There happened to be little to no lines and is located in a little square with outside seating and upstairs seating inside the bus too. 🙂 Please go check it out because it’s the coolest place ever!!

To end our trip we quickly perused the  Mast General store and and outside market because I love a small remind of every trip I get to take. And just like that our trip came to an end and we made our way back home. I hope this has persuaded you to make a visit to the beautiful mountain town of Asheville and make a drive through mountains for amazing scenic views and for water falls!

Love,

Patty xoxo