Here in Richmond, it’s “Restaurant Week” which means you can try out a new restaurant, for $25.11, and some of the proceeds are donated to the food bank! This is a deal you can’t pass up ๐Ÿ™‚

We decided to take a trip to Rowland Fine Dining. The restaurant was lovely, but the lighting wasn’t so great, so I apologize for the pictures!

The pictures certainly don’t do it justice.

I started with a hummus platter. It came with toasted bread topped with caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, and olives. (I don’t like olives, but my friend Emily does!)

This was followed by eggplant Parmesan, which I’d never had before, but I LOVED!

The meal was finished off with “Derby Pie” which was some sort of chocolate/pecan?walnut? pie. It was pretty amazing, and I ate almost all of it, despite being super full!

Apparently dessert wasn’t all we were in for! Our server also brought us watermelon vodka shooters! (Pretty tasty!)

Nice touch, waiter man ๐Ÿ˜‰ It was a fun meal, and everything tastes better when eaten with friends! I would definitely go back here, but I will say, it’s on the pricy side. (Obviously, being restaurant week, it was cheaper, but keep it in mind if you’re checking it out!)

This post timed perfectly to participate in What I Ate Wednesday!

Even though technically, it’s what I ate Tuesday ๐Ÿ˜‰

The rest of life (you know, the small fraction of my life that doesn’t revolve around food blogging) has been super busy, but lots of fun! Now that the weather is warm, I feel like life is bursting with activity!! (Clarifying, it’s been busy with social activities, so I have no complaints.) I’m currently debating how personal to get in the blogosphere. It’s always a strange thing, because I honestly have no idea who reads this. (I know how many people read it… but not really who…) Sooo while that debate continues on in my head… I’ll stick to the food!

If you’re a blogger, do you get personal on your blog? If you’re just a reader, do you like it when people get personal on their blog?

Does anyone else feel like they get busier when the weather warms up?

<3 Liz