It was a gloomy weekend here in Richmond, and when the weather is like this, all I seem to want to do is curl up in bed and drink coffee. Of course, after an hour or so, I can’t sit still, and I’m like a child who needs to be taken out of the house. So Alex and I stayed busy enjoying some of the wonderful things that Richmond has to offer.
Friday night, we went to the soft opening of Kitchen on Cary. (Full disclosure, we were provided dinner free of charge.) The food was delicious, and it was fun enjoying dinner together downtown. Kitchen on Cary officially opened on Saturday, and I’d highly recommend you check it out. The food was great, the atmosphere is nice, and the chefs are culinary school students, which I think is so awesome.
The full review of Kitchen on Cary is on my Tumblr page, here, if you’re interested in hearing more about our experience. I’ll take more of that risotto…
Saturday was another dreary day, but we managed to go to the South of the James farmers market without getting rained on. Is there anything better than leisurely wandering around a farmer’s market on a Saturday morning? We picked up some produce, cheese, and pasta to eat throughout the week. I’d never tried Bombolini pasta, but we grabbed some of the spicy tomato pasta, as well as the roasted garlic.
Last night, we cooked up the roasted garlic pasta with olive oil and salt, and then topped it with roasted tomatoes and sauteed onions.
It might be the easiest dinner ever. Seriously, the olive oil + salt thing is underrated. Next time you’re out of pasta sauce, give it a try. And since this pasta was infused with garlic, it had an amazing flavor.
Overall, it was a great weekend despite the rain. Now bring on the sunshine. Please?