Friday, December 19, 2014

Photo Friday Lunch at J Gilberts in Glastonbury, Conn.

J. Gilbert's is one of our favorite restaurants and during the month of December, up to the 23rd they serve lunch. The rest of the year it is dinner only. This is the first time that Al and I have taken advantage of this opportunity to dine here and spend a little less. Having said that, with tax and tip, it was an $80 lunch. 
Sourdough bread

The sourdough bread is served on a board and is warm. The smell was delightful. It includes two little crocks of whipped butter. One was pastrami favored, it was redolent of coriander, and the other is plain.
The wedge salad

We decided to split a wedge salad. It has bacon, tomato, onion, blue cheese and very good blue cheese dressing. I love the fact that they literally split the salad for us and give us two separate plates with the salad on it.
Al's steak and frites

My crab cakes with mashed potatoes and asparagus.

My cappuccino

Fresh berries with creme Anglais and tuiles

I have to talk about this dessert because it was the most amazing dessert I have eaten in a very long time. We shared it and we both loved it. The berries were very fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. The creme Anglais was absolutely divine and the tuiles so crunchy and sweet. It was the perfect ending of a very good meal.


  1. Oh the carbs!! lol Looks really good though :)

  2. That dessert was worth every calorie laden bite. lol