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Friday, November 12, 2010

#HDLTweetup at R.TL

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Last Tuesday, I headed to the #HDLTweetup hosted by @HotDealsLive. There were over 20 tweeters in attendance! It was amazing to meet everyone IRL. Attendees included @cwistal, @fit_tobe_tied, @Raincitybikes, @donovanpee, @hairbykatierose, @lindseyblunt, @adrianeden, @jennymduncan, @goodnews_weekly, @iamruby, @lev_ivy, @the_bradford, @natashacarpio, @karinkits
The first course of our six-course tasting menu was the Beet and Goat Cheese salad. Tender slices of bright red beets, mixed with fresh greens and sprinkled with goat cheese. A good mix of tangy from the dressing, sweet from the beets, and pungency of the goat cheese.
Our second course was a Quinoa based dish, mixed with corn kernels and diced peppers. Really refreshing, and so healthy!
Our third dish...Chicken Skewers! Yay, meat on a stick. The sauce looks rather mild, but be careful, there is a bit of heat to it that hits you maybe two seconds after you take a bite. If you're scared of the heat, the chicken is great without the sauce, juicy and lightly grilled.
Our fourth course, Proscuitto Wrapped Dates...and more meat on a stick! I didn't think I would like it, I'm not a fan of "warm fruit as food", but it was surprisingly good. The sweetness of the date was a great complement to the charred and salty proscuitto.
So surprisingly good. I may have to revisit my whole "fruit as food" theory based on this little morsel right here.
Our next dish was a carb-lovers delight. Mushroom Risotto...slices of mushroom, hint of truffle oil and gently cooked risotto. So good and comforting, just like a warm hug! Smooth and really creamy...so rich, so good.  
Our last dish was the Sliders. You can't go wrong with grilled bread, topped with a little patty, some bacon and a dollop of blue cheese. This was a great and very satisfying end to a delightful meal.
If you've been to R.TL, you'll know what I've been talking about. If you haven't, you need to go! R.TL on Urbanspoon

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