Have you ever had food in front of you that looked so good, so fresh, that you felt almost silly to wait any time at all before eating it?
The lovely Katie Hagedorn visited me once again last week and insisted that we go to The Silly Goose in East Nashville. Why in the world have I never been there before? Their food is, to me, the epitome of the word "delicious;" it's fresh, unique, light and flavorful.
I got a "Waterfall Salad:" Butter lettuce, avacado, mango, pineapple, almonds, figs, dried cherries and corriander passionfruit dressing. I couldn't get over how beautiful it looked. I was immediately torn between putting it in my mouth and taking a photo of it. So I snapped a quick shot of it on my cell phone and got straight to business.
Meanwhile, Katie got a "Roscoe" and had a "love affair" with the sweet, juicy tomato wedged between bacon, avacado, basil aioli, arugula and honey flax seed bread.
And Becky, Katie's cousin and my future date to the Chicago Chocolate Ball, got the "Saylor:" Grilled eggplant, roasted red pepper, avacado, basil, arugula and lemon-kalamata aioli on grilled ciabatta.
I can't wait for Katie to come back and for us to go to The Silly Goose together again. Can you believe we didn't get a dessert?