It seems like forever ago, but really this week is really flying by due to packing and finishing up loose ends. Hopefully whoever has them is done with finals…or doing well. Last weekend I went to hang out with Laura in Rochester. I honestly had one of the greatest weekends I’ve had in a long time and I’m really glad that I did.
After our nice shakeout run in the AM (and barely avoiding the rain) we headed to one of our favorite restaurants. I know I would be a regular here if I lived this close. Jine’s restaurant is always pretty busy when we go (but we always go during brunch time after a run on weekends) but they do serve some of the best brunch. You know how I like my omelets since I can’t cook them. The two times I’ve been to Jimes, I’ve gotten a Lox Omelet with pita bread.
Both times, it’s been exceptionally good. I don’t have too much to say other than the food was excellent (and I highly recommend it) as well as the waitress who we had was so kind and really took an interest to us. We were literally chatting for about 10 minutes. Even when it was busy, she made time to chat and really take care of us.
We went to the Rochester Lilac Festival, a big festival that is…well centered around Lilacs. They had crafters, venders, food, music and even a road race…but that is next weekend. I was really eye balling the funnel cake and fried dough but knew it probably wouldn’t be the greatest idea before a race the next day. I love me some fried fair food but I’ll have to wait until there are some events in VA I suppose.
And also went to Highland Falls, a gorgeous view in Rochester. Am I really still in the city here?
After hanging out, gossiping, shopping at target and doing stuff for a while we decided to get ready for our date at TRATA. The Restaurant at the Armory is a tapas style restaurant that you can get a bunch of small dishes (or just one large entrée for yourself) and share with each other.
The restaurant itself is three floors tall and had some of the coolest decors I’ve seen in any restaurant.
We opted to first try the duck quesadilla which was extremely delicious. I can’t even begin to tell you how good the quesadilla was and when we had it I was more than excited to try the steak salad next. I could have filled up on a few of those alone really.
The steak salad was also really good but there isn’t really a bad way to make a steak salad I suppose and with goat cheese I was in love. My only little issue was I probably could have eaten 3 times the amount that was given.
But that was okay because it gave me room for the world’s BEST Guinness cake. The cake was so rich and delicious, and I ate the entire thing (then I was full LOL).
Caught in the act. I’m not even sure Laura knew I got her.
Would I recommend TRATA? Absolutely, the atmosphere, the service and the food was amazing. I would say you are probably going to spend a good amount of money (our meal together was around 70) but it’s certainly worth it and a nice treat. Heck, I would personally just go there for dessert and a beer the cake was that good. So Guinness cake and Guinness?
All in all, I had an amazing weekend and I can honestly say that I will absolutely miss Laura to death. (Yes, I’m sappy admitting that on my blog). The LOLZ is a sappster.
Questions for you:
Mine is Guinness…followed by heinakin. I’m certainly a dark brewed person.
Have you ever been to a fair or festival?