Yesterday, we had a special guest appearance by Kath and Matt who were passing through town!


So I got dressed up to meet Kath, Matt and my other bloggie friends out for dinner.


We hit up Providence Cafe, a popular local restaurant that I’ve always wanted to try.


A couple people at the table ordered appetizers and passed them around to share.

Spinach dip with colorful tortilla chips.


Crab dip with garlic bread.


I had a glass of Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier.

I think Viognier is my new fave…and Kath says Virginia is known for great viogniers. Guess I need to make a trip to Virginia soon! 😉


Their little bread boules were so cute.

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For my entree, I ordered the crab cake salad. I had a really tough time picking an entree because everything sounded so good, but ultimately, I wanted to save room for dessert, so I went with the salad.

The salad was wonderful. The crab cakes were delicious, and I really liked the combination of veggies with the corn topping, plus a mustard-y salad dressing.


Jen and I ordered 2 desserts to share: a rich “Come to the Dark Side” chocolate cake…


…and the special dessert – Kahlua Apple Croustade with CInnamon Whipped Cream.

Both desserts were delicious. I especially liked that cinnamon whipped cream. I’ll have to try re-create that at home some time!


The whole gang!

Three cheers for awesome bloggie friends! 🙂