It’s here that I created a lovely (and gluten free) anniversary dinner experience for a couple — a surprise my client organized for her husband. With jazz piped in over the speakers, romantic garden lighting, an elegant table setting and a quintessential spring-inspired menu, this experience is one I had to share as inspiration for your next dinner for two or small cocktail gathering.
What I prepared:
Starter: Raw Beet Raviolis with Cashew Ricotta, Fresh Herbs and Chopped Pepitas
Second Course: Spring Salad with Sweet Peas, Mango and Mint and Lemon Vinaigrette
Main Course: Walnut Pesto Fusilli with Sauteed Shiktakes, Asapargus and Sugar Plum Tomatoes
Had I been asked to prepare a dessert, it might have been, oh... a lovely berry cobbler, or a Black Forest Chocolate Mousse... but they went BYOD that night.
I never did find out what the ‘juice’ thing on the sign was about. No evidence of makings for anything of the kind could be found on the premises. That it didn't make sense bothered me not at all. It was all part of the charm. Perhaps Ampersand's sign is just a simple reminder of a great way to get your greens on every day. I’m going with that.