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Raleigh Day 2

I woke up this morning in Raleigh and opened up my curtains and saw green trees for miles. One thing I dislike about LA is the lack of green, so this really made my morning. The fresh, crisp air was so nice to breath in!

For breakfast, I had a quick cup of coffee, some oats and a biscuit (when in the South right?).

And finally, yesterday’s travel outfit was one of my favorites:

(the dogs liked the outfit too)

The cashmere sweater was like a blanket on the plane and kept me warm. I was really excited to wear my new leopard print jeans. I was a little skeptical when I bought these (I mean leopard jeans?), but they actually work as a great neutral. I’ve had these cute little oxford shoes for a little while and wasn’t sure what to wear them with, so I was excited to finally be able to whip them out with this outfit. They are slip-ons, so easy for the airport.

Back to LA tonight!

 

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A Night in Raleigh

This morning I left rainy LA

and these snugglers

and headed to Raleigh, North Carolina for work. By the time we arrived, it was late and we were ready for food! We headed to Heron’s located in The Umstead Hotel. The restaurant serves American food made with local, seasonal ingredients (i.e. they grow their own lettuce in a garden in the back). The menu was interesting (very meat and game heavy), but they were very accommodating and catered to our requests.

For a small starter, they served two different amuse bouche: a vegetarian option with cucumbers and one with a small piece of toast topped with salmon puree. Both were light and delicious.

For my first course, I got a Farm Lettuce Salad (Local Goats Cheese, Figs, Wildflower Honey, and Walnuts). It was fresh, fresh, fresh! Another great salad was the Caesar (I loved how they plated it).

For main courses, I had the Risotto (Melted Leeks, Buffalo Parmesan Tuile, Black Truffle Cream) and another hit at the table was the Vanilla Spiced Sea Bass (Fingerling Potato, Braised Tat-Soi, Fennel Confit, Parsnip-Lobster Bisque). My risotto was very rich, so I only had a few bites and the sea bass was a little too sweet for my taste, but both were cooked well.

And finally dessert. None of us were too hungry for sweets, but the restaurant offered a few interesting options. On the left are the Sweet Potato Fritters with Sweet Brown Butter and Cream Cheese and on the right is “Cheese and Beer,” Edam, Poached Quince, Chestnut Puree, Bass Ale Ice Cream, and Hazelnuts. The fritters were basically doughnuts, but the “Cheese and Beer” was something I had never tried before and was similar to a light apple streusel. Delicious!

Leaving to head back home tomorrow night, but hoping to grab some quick pics of Raleigh tomorrow. I am loving the colder weather here in the South!

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