WOW! I am blown away, not only by your enthusiastic outpouring of congratulations and support for my big announcement, but by the number of people that have emailed me volunteering to be recipe testers. I never expected so many! I’m going to continue accepting “applications” until the end of today, and then I’m afraid I’m going to have to cut it off. Just with the number I have now, I’ll have to narrow down my pool by over 80%! By the end of this week, I’m going to narrow it down by about half, then send the remaining volunteers an email with some additional questions. Based on those answers, I’ll whittle the pool down to the 10-12 testers I’ll need. Thank you SO much to all of you who have come forward! I wish I could choose everyone, but sadly, I’ll have to select only a few of you to move forward to the testing phase.
Now, though, I better get back to my travel posts. I’m so behind! This post begins the road trip that Matt and I took the first weekend of June. That Friday, we headed south once more, and wound up – where else? – at Matthew Kenney OKC yet again.
We shared an Avocado Dragon Roll to start, and oh.my.goodness. This was the best raw sushi I’ve ever tasted, and some of the best sushi, period, I’ve ever had. It’s been too long since I’ve made my own raw sushi; I need to do that again soon!
For his main dish, Matt had the Sweet Corn Ravioli, filled with broccoli rabe and corn-mint relish, floating in tomato fondue.
I chose the Pizza Bianco (which should be Bianca, but that’s just me being a picky linguist).
I was a little disappointed at the miniscule portion size, and a wee bit overwhelmed by all the greens on there, but I devoured it nonetheless. The whipped marscapone cheese, kalamata olives, and spicy basil oil made it tasty.
Dessert? You bet. We shared the Blueberry Lavendar Tart.
The portion size of this baby made up for that of my dinner, and Matt and I wrestled over the last bites of the lemon cream filling, macaroon crust, and blueberry-lavender syrup.
Since we stayed the night in Oklahoma City, we returned to Matthew Kenney OKC the next day for brunch. We just can’t stay away from the place! Matt indulged in another midday mimosa…
…and ate a Tropical Fruit Crêpe for lunch.
The delicate crêpe was folded over chopped mango, banana, and strawberries, drizzled with agave, and topped with whipped cashew cream.
I went the savory route with this Fajita Lettuce Wrap.
I was expecting lettuce as the wrapper (duh), but instead the marinated vegetables, refried ‘beans’, and avocado came wrapped in a savory crêpe (fine by me!), with pico de gallo alongside.
Yep, we had dessert again: the Red Berry Bomb.
This was amazing. A gleaming half-globe of raspberry gelato sat atop a thin round of red velvet cake, accompanied by chocolate syrup and freeze-dried raspberries. Again, a very tiny portion, but heavenly!
Somehow, Matt still had room for a Green Hawaiian smoothie to go.
We hopped back in the car and set off again for Dallas! You’re going to love the meals I’ll be showing you next.