~ Inside the restaurant~~~ The wait staff were Excellent! Intricate stained glass, rich woodwork, antique mirrors, fresh flowers and candles on every table all give the Cafe a sense of coziness and intimacy. On each wall is a chalkboard created by artist members of the restaurant staff who change their work seasonally.
~~~~~~~ Recently, Strawberry Street Café experienced national recognition on the game show Jeopardy.
~~~~~~~ Host Alex Trebec read the answer: The Strawberry Street Café in this Virginia capitalis famous for its bathtub salad bar, to which thequestion was: What is Richmond?
I located this recipe from Epicurious
~~~~~~ Nathalie Dupree's Comfortable Entertaining September 1998 Nathalie Dupree
~~~~~~~~~~ This is a variation of a classic pecan pie recipe with the addition of chocolate. It’s a bit hedonistic. It is very easy to assemble, but it takes 45 to 50 minutes to bake. Servings: Makes 8 servings
Ingredients 4 ounces semisweet chocolate
1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust made from Basic Pie Pastry
3 large eggs,
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter, melted and allowed to cool
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups broken walnuts
Garnish (optional)Whipped cream
~~~~~~~ Preheat the oven to 350°F. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a heavy pot on low heat.
Pour it evenly into the unbaked pie shell.
In a large bowl, mix the eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter, and vanilla well.
Stir in the walnuts.
Pour the mixture into the chocolate-lined pie shell and bake until the filling is set, 45 to 50 minutes.
Remove to a rack and let cool.
~~~~~~~~~~~~ The pie may be made ahead several days, or frozen for up to 3 months.
Serve with whipped cream if desired.
AHEAD is a good thing goodness
Thanksgiving is approaching!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PS~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Mountaineers beat the Mississippi State Bulldogs by a count of 38-13.
Hard day for us, no access to a televised version to the game, no radio feed, BUT limited access after we left the reception from the travel PC.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Also never fear, I had a “softened” outfit on with muted Blue and gold…even for the wedding, Dressier for sure, BUT I had to do it. Silly MOI!