Sunday, February 19, 2012

Eli’s Table

It has been a sweet weekend! The weather has been pleasant and Josh and I have been able to spend a lot of time together with the peanut. Friday night, we went to dinner at his parents house. Saturday morning, we all headed to the gym. I taught Pump, Josh worked out, and Kaylin did her thing in child care. Saturday was spent doing things around the house, running errands, and taking walks in the sunshine. Saturday night, we met friends for dinner at Eli’s Table in Charleston.


Eli’s is downtown on Meeting Street where Joseph’s used to be. They offer a wide variety of dishes including vegetarian and vegan options. They started us off with bread that was just OK. At nicer restaurants, I always expect a good bread basket, anyone else? (Excuse the pictures, I never know what to do in terms of flash in a darker restaurant):


For dinner, I got the cauliflower steak (slice of cauliflower cooked as if it were a piece of steak) over a roasted tomato and basil sauce with eggplant caponata.


The flavors in this dish were great! The eggplant caponata was actually even better than the cauliflower steak itself. The downsides? No protein! And it was quite pricey for vegetables…

Josh got the chicken parm (of course!):


Both he and Bryan (who got the eggplant parm) found the sauce to be a little…blah. Josh also had some issues with the quality of the piece of chicken he received.

I think Eli’s has tons of potential…but they have a few things to work on. Regardless, we had a lot of fun at dinner. The inside of the restaurant is very welcoming and the staff was friendly. The guys:


The ladies(minus Kay Winking smile):


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And now…I have some things to do around the house and a couple errands to run. What are you up to on this Sunday?

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