Greetings from Dallas! Matt and I are enjoying the balmy weather down here in Texas, but I’m going to rewind a couple days to start at the beginning of our road trip. On the drive south, we made a snack stop in Wichita at a place we randomly found called Poetic Justice Café. Matt had a veggie panini while I ate hummus and pita chips.
A couple hours later, we arrived in Oklahoma City, and almost right away, we headed out to dinner at 105degrees! It honestly didn’t feel like over two months had passed since I’d been there last. The February Level I-ers were having their graduation that evening, so while they wrapped that up, Matt and I dined. The kitchen accidentally got my order wrong, and brought me the Parsnip Noodles instead of the Sesame Noodles, but the restaurant manager Kelly told us to go ahead and keep it! And I’m so glad she did, because I may never have ordered this myself. The delicate zucchini noodles were coated with a four-herb walnut pesto and dotted with heirloom cherry tomatoes and coconut bacon bits, and a pair of garlic breadsticks were served alongside. I have to say, I was floored! I love the fact that I spent two months at 105, and yet I can still be so impressed by what they produce.
Matt ordered what is probably the most popular and highly prized dish on the menu—the Butternut Squash Ravioli, stuffed with savory raw “ricotta” cheese and served with wilted spinach and a creamy pesto. Matt completely loved it. (Now I want to go home and make us some raw ravioli of my own!)
My Sesame Noodles were kelp noodles tossed in an almond butter-Thai basil sauce and garnished with curried cashews. It’s extremely similar to a dish I had the first weekend I ever ate at 105degrees. Delicious!
For dessert, we got Matt’s favorite—Tiramisu.
I had actually never gotten to try this while I was at the Academy, so I’m so glad we chose it this time. Every bite, from the delicate crust to the chocolate and vanilla cream layers to the airy whipped cashew cream on top, was simply rapturous. The best part, though, may have been the hazelnut-coffee-infused honey syrup it was swimming in. I wouldn’t have thought to pair honey with tiramisu, but it worked like a dream. Divine!
As much as we enjoyed dinner, I enjoyed the rest of the night even more. Although Lisa had already left (sadface), I got to spend the evening hanging out with the newly minted raw chefs of February’s Level I class at the Academy! Matt and I chatted up a storm with Jen, Corinne, Carol, Lindsay, and Bun for a solid couple of hours, and they are some of the coolest, sweetest people I’ve met through 105. Seeing Haylee and Megan and everyone at the restaurant again was great too. All in all, I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect night.
More road trippin’ is coming right up!