Earls Summer Patio Party

last night i was asked to be a VIP guest @ earls 'summer patio party' to celebrate the launch of their new summer menu, a task i take pretty seriously, excitedly, and with a date in tow.

although mother nature didn't particularly feel like cooperating and must have missed the menu about summer=sunshine=patios, we still managed to get a taste summer as we dined inside on bold & fresh flavours while sipping on refreshing spirits.   it also helped that a lively vibe filled the place, the tunes were cranked, and the umbrellas were brought inside.

here are just a few of the seasonal items that we selected to try.  in my next life i'm going to request a larger stomach so that i can sample all of their dishes, but in the meantime it just means another trip back to earls to tackle the remaining items.  #patiotimewithfoodandfriends

cabin fever |  crown royal, tawny port, ginger, pineapple, fresh lemon + moondog bitters

lychee lemonade |  smirnoff vodka, lychee liqueur + fresh lemon

los cabos chicken tacos |  spiced tomato poached chicken, cheddar and jalapeƱo jack cheese, avocado corn salsa, cilantro, valentina hot sauce, white corn tortillas

bbq pork buns |  hoisin hot sauce, cilantro, roasted peanuts

champagne berry spinach salad |  seasonal berries, avocado, goat cheese, red onions, toasted almonds, champagne vinaigrette, grilled chicken

prawn + quinoa salad |  avocado, feta, strawberries, candied pecans, citrus honey vinaigrette

a huge thank you to earls for the invitation.  summer patio season is officially on, and i look forward to spending most of mine on yours.


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