Monday, July 25, 2011

I just flew in from...

I just flew in from Fort Lauderdale and boy are my arms tired! Okay I altered the joke. But my sister and I did spend the weekend in Fort Lauderdale visiting my niece.
Let's start at the beginning...
I am not a fan of flying so I did a little prep work before stepping on the plane.
On Saturday we headed to the Boca Raton Town Center Mall. It was a good day! 
We took a lunch break at Petrossian located in Bloomingdale's.
 Then after a long day of shopping we picked up some items to make an antipasto for dinner along with a couple bottles of wine. Mad Housewife Merlot and a bottle of Bolla Valpolicella.
Sunday we had breakfast by the water. Nice view.
For lunch we tried an amazing cake that my niece made. It was started out as Anginetti Cookies but the dough was not the correct consistency so she baked it as a cake. She served it warm with ice cream. Wow. I hope she can repeat this recipe because it was really good! Unfortunately this photo is pretty bad...
That night we ate at the 15th Street Fisheries.  
We started with Chessy Bread and Bahamian Conch Fritters. Loved them!
For dinner I had Joe's Sizzling Skillet. Fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts served on a sizzling cast iron skillet, with a creamy white wine-sherry sauce. 
A restaurant favorite for 30 years! 
Lenore had Grilled Swordfish and Mary Lucia had the Fish and Chips.
And we shared a pitcher of Sangria.
 One of the attractions at the restaurant is the feeding of the Giant Tarpon!
 But before you go sticking your hand out watch this video...


Mr. Bill said...

What a great trip you enjoyed. I love 15th Street....every time I have experienced a great meal!

Jeanne said...

Boy that was a fun & sun & food plus the best - wine weekend to enjoy with some of your family. Good for you. Ciao
PS I have bottle of Valpolicella opened and enjoying nightly. Will look for the Mad Housewife.