cornflake dreams.: weekend good things.

2.24.2014

weekend good things.

My weekend started off with a surprise date! h called me at work on Friday and asked if I wanted to meet him downtown at Eataly (ummmm yes! I have been dying to go!) At first I was a little overwhelmed by all the people and Italian groceries but everything was so pretty --- h said it looked like "Crate and Barrel had a grocery store." Yes! And much like Crate and Barrel - I wanted to buy everything!  We went upstairs and wandered around, weaving through restaurants and aisles of pasta and wine and then I wanted to EAT everything! We decided on two huge pieces of focaccia bread (which reminded us of pizza in Venice!) The bread was surprisingly filling so we went back downstairs for gelato (for me) and coffee (for h). While Eataly didn't remind me of the markets we visited in Florence or Rome (it was too clean) and like a "pinterest" version of an European market, I still want to go back! After our adventure in Eataly we went to the movies and saw American Hustle (more on that tomorrow!)


Saturday we got down to business and spent most of the afternoon doing work around the house - our baseboards now look beaaautiful! :) later that night we went to h's dads house to eat a Persian feast (ghormeh sabzi - a stew with herbs, beans and meat; and gheimeh- a stew with meat, potatoes, split peas, onions and lemon - both served over rice).

Sunday was a lazy day - I blogged, h read and I made lemon chicken artichoke, zucchini pasta for dinner :) 

xo, 
Jillian 

14 comments:

  1. Pinterest version or not, I could definitely get lost in Eataly! All of those types of cheese -- yum! :)

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  2. That place looks incredible! So fun of your hubs to plan a surprise date for you guys there on Friday. Love the spontaneity.

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  3. Eataly looks so awesome! Very sweet of h to plan date night. Sounds like a great weekend :)

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  4. This all looks delicious!

    Sarah
    aroseinthecity0.blogspot.com

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  5. So sweet of your guy to plan a surprise date :) Those days are far and few for us, but it's so nice when it happens. We've made a few "lunch dates" at the grocery store. I know it sounds weird, but on the weekends, there's a few stores that have samples and small cooking stations so we can munch while we grocery shop. It's so much fun and yummy. I guess you could say that's multitasking for us :)
    Linh
    http://abeautifulrawr.com

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  6. Eataly is so amazing! I need to make a return visit ASAP

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  7. Sounds like such a fun weekend and Eataly is so incredibly scumptious-looking. I am so hungry just looking at your images. YUM! xoxo

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  8. Eataly is on the docket for things I want to do my first weekend in Chicago!

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  9. I'm dying to go--although the closest one is in NYC. I keep hearing rumors they're going to bring one to Boston. I need Mario to get going with that. :)

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  10. I've been dying to go to Eataly!! Also, please post the recipe for the lemon chicken artichoke pasta - sounds amazing!

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  11. Eataly looks amazing! Looks of good eats this weekend!

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  12. Sounds like a perfectly productive weekend with a wonderful start! Dreaming about gelato and focaccia now...

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  13. Eataly is one of my favorite spots to stop at when I’m in NYC. I love getting a meat/cheese board and a bottle of wine and enjoying the atmosphere!

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  14. I saw that gelato picture on your Insta looks so good!.....I love that sign "life is too short not to drink well" that would be so pretty in a kitchen or over a wine bar nook. Looks like a great surprise date!

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