Back at Amherst, Emma and I would have EMz Dates to catch-up with each other amidst our busy schedules. Now that we’re both in SE Michigan, the EMz Dates can continue!
Dinner at Seva, Detroit, MI:
Very icy. Both the yogurt and mango flavours were potent, but the creaminess factor was lacking.
This tasted like mashed up cantaloupe with some cinnamon. Very refreshing.
What is this and how have I never had it before? The spread was pistachio lemon, which paired beautifully with the sweet pears. A little bit salty, a little sweet, some crunch and some blandness. I could have happily eaten this whole plate by myself.
*According to Caitlin, who studied abroad in Italy, “this isn’t bruschetta yo. This is just pieces of bread”.
I’m not generally a big fan of creamy things (alfredo, mayo, whipped cream, etc), mushrooms or garlic, but I do love artichoke and pasta. Quite glad I got this actually. Not overly creamy or heavy (surprising!) and I liked the contrasting textures. Could have used some more black pepper, but I just love pepper.
Pistachio is the theme of the night! The goat cheese ravioli was topped with a pistachio lemon pesto, which was nice for about two pieces of ravioli. Then the goat cheese got overwhelming, and I found myself wishing for a tart sauce to cut the creaminess.
Gosh, we went full out. Peanut butter cookie filled with a peanut butter mousse and topped with chocolate ganache — decadent beyond belief and tasted like the most gourmet Reese’s peanut butter cup you can imagine. Not for the faint of heart.