Weekend Adventures: Strawberry Picking & More
Our chilly spring weekend began with dinner at a local Thai restaurant called Sabai. We each got a drink. I really enjoyed mine, it was a lighter refreshing drink with Thai basil in it. Michael's drink (The Devil is a Lie) was a bit heavy on the Mezcal and most likely won't be a reorder when we go back. I got the Gang Dang Red Curry with Tofu, it came with Jasmine rice and enjoyed it---though, I have another favorite in town. Michael had the Pad Ka Prow. Overall, dinner was really nice. I highly recommend checking out this spot if you are in the Richmond, VA area. Especially, if you love fun drinks and yummy Thai food!
After our Thai dinner we ventured over to a new cidery (Busky Cider). They had three ciders to try (RVA Cider, 45 and Trying, and a Tart Cherry). It's a fun place with a very casual atmosphere. They were out of one of their ciders, so we will be back to try that.
Saturday morning we woke up a little later around 9AM and ventured out on a light jog and stair climb. We have a few sets of very tall steps that are set in a beautiful park nearby. They contribute to the most perfect outside workout with a view of the river. After getting back, we got ready for the day.
For brunch we decided to check out a highly anticipated new restaurant opening very close to our apartment. The Liberty Public House in Church Hill opened on Saturday for the first time with their brunch menu. First, the atmosphere is really lovely. Set in a restored theatre building, you enter down a set of stairs into the main dining area with a bar to the right. The lighting is low, which I love. The menu is vegetarian friendly, and had quite the selection. They serve local Lamplighter coffee and will soon be able to serve up some brunch cocktails. We ordered from the brunch menu. I got the Huevos Rancheros with veggie sausage and really loved it! Michael got the sweet pea pancakes with scallions, poached eggs, and smoked salmon. He enjoyed it, but would definitely order something else next time. We're excited to go back to try out their other items---including lunch and dinner.
Our day continued with strawberry picking and finding some fresh local asparagus and honey. We went out to Couch's Corner Berries to see if the strawberries were ready. We were met by an older gentleman who let us go out and see what was ripe. We ended up with two quarts to enjoy. It was quite a chilly, overcast day, but we enjoyed our time outside. There is really nothing like freshly picked strawberries. One of the ways we use them is in breakfast smoothies---recipe to come!
Our last stop on Saturday before a relaxing evening in was at New Kent Winery. We did a wine tasting and each got a glass to take out on the porch to drink. The venue is gorgeous. They have about 29 acres of vineyards paired with a beautiful tasting room. I enjoyed each of the wines during the tasting. We left with a bottle of Sweet Virginia, their sweetest wine.