I’m back from my summer hibernation (yes, yes – I do know how odd that sounds) bearing loads of apologies for my rather impromptu hiatus. I didn’t realize how much of my blogging energy would be drained from working full time (and then some), but hey, I guess you live and you learn. Anyways, many apologies for my lack of posting and hopefully a new school year will bring a new energy to the Glutton and Student. Looking back on my pitifully few amount of summer posts, I guess it was a good thing that I ended up ceasing the amount of seemingly illiterate accounts of my summer adventures…
I guess my first post out of the summer blogging recess will be a short and sweet recount of a trip to Lemonade in Venice. Accompanied by my food-loving partner in crime, Marisa, I examined and sampled the varied and vast amounts of cold salads from the cafeteria style dining room. I settled on:
-an Israeli cous cous salad with wild mushrooms, parmesan and lemon truffle
-beets with pickled onion in a hazelnut vinaigrette
-a dill potato salad
-roasted root salad
I was excited to try Lemonade after raving reviews from many customers, and the food definitely lived up to my expectations. The cous cous salad was undeniably the star – I mean, how could it not be with that truffle putting up a stink? But, in all seriousness, it was delicious. The truffle didn’t overpower any element of the salad (as it often tends to do so), and espoused the lemon into a perfect partner. The chopped parsley provided the perfect amount of freshness for the dish.
Although all salads were tasty, the most lackluster was the potato salad. Not because it was terrible, but just because it was just average tasting.
With a name like “Lemonade”, it was pretty easy to choose a beverage from the menu. As a loyal (and boring) “glass of water, little ice” customer, I decided to go with an exotically flavored lemonade – the peach ginger lemonade. I had hoped they would have the hibiscus lemonade in store, but it was nowhere to be found. I happily settled for the summery, sweet, spicy and fresh peach ginger.