There is a great restaurant called abc kitchen. It’s known for it’s use of farm-to-table organic food, pure food ethics…and for being a place where there’s a 85% chance of a celebrity eating there. The first time I wanted to go it was to take clients for lunch. Reservations have to be made weeks in advance. They said the place was closed all day for an “event”…that day arrived and I saw that President Obama was eating there! Another time I tried making reservations (again booked except for crazy hours like 11pm) so I asked the best way to get in. Eat at the bar, early. So, one summer Wednesday immediately after work I headed over – and easily got a seat at the bar. I sat next to another business woman who had the same idea.
The food was so intriguing. I wanted to try them all, but budget didn’t permit. I finally settled on some nice dishes, but the fiddleheads were delectable. They also reminded me of my childhood (though I had never eaten them before). I grew up with a river (and swamp) behind my house, so there were always fiddleheads growing. My mom always thought they were pretty, so I too enjoyed watching them unfurl. Never realized they were edible. Until a church member showed me during an (unusual) craft class how she used them in a veggie stew (as a young teen…”ew! veggies!”). As an adventurous grown up, I had to try them. Will never regret that decision. The woman sitting next to me was great to talk to. Turned out she was working as a nutrition scientist for one of my clients and was here from the midwest. We talked science and nutrition and other interesting subjects all evening. No pressure, no expectations. Just talked about what interested us in our jobs. I took a chance, and had a great time learning new things about my industry…and myself.
I didn’t think the night could get better. But then…the desert menu showed up. Oh, sweet indulgences! I looked over the options and immediately made a joke about the company I work for and how this would fill my entire week’s worth of “treat” extras. I went for the salted caramel ice cream sundae with warm fudge, candied peanuts and popcorn. OMG! My mouth waters even now as I think about this tasty combo. I’ve been to abc kitchen on multiple times since (and yes, spotted an “Indie Celeb” who I wondered if she was a client until a table mate told me it was a woman in some films I sort of recognized…) and every time made sure to have this yummy, irresistible dessert. Yup, Adventure Wednesday yummy finds are good to share.