Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Newport cooks

No, I didn't forget that I'd promised you one more round of photos from our trip to Jess & Alex's in Newport. I only said that I'd hopefully get around to showing you before we went there again. Well, we haven't gone there again yet, so I didn't lie, either. Ha!

We ate a LOT of good food while we were there. Yes, we tried out some restaurants, the best of which was the Red Feather, where we got to sit at a bar right next to where they were cooking all the food. Wow, were those guys (yes, all males) good... organized, efficient, and fascinating to watch! The food was scrumptious, too.

We also had a lot of good food cooked right in J&A's kitchen (where we also got to sit and watch them cook). Here's Alex preparing his special banana french toast, as requested by Jess for her birthday.

It was soooo yummy!

One night he also made us a deep dish pizza from scratch. He was a good sport and tossed the crust in the air when we asked him to, just like a real pizza chef. He did very well for a first time! Unfortunately, I don't have a photo for you. I do have a video, but it's on the iPad, and it's complicated getting it onto my computer, so I'm not going to bother. It was fun, though. The pizza turned out yummy also.

Grandpa has gotten on a bread-baking kick recently, since he has more time on his hands these days. He gave several demos while we were there, and here he is with one of his finished loaves. It was very good.

I don't remember what Alex was making in this next photo, possible the topping for the fabulous filets he grilled for us on my birthday on their green egg grill. Jess was making us cocktails from a recipe sent by Aunt Audrey. Can you guess what was in them? I bet not.

It was rhubarb juice... made from fresh rhubarb! Don't they look pretty (especially on that brand new countertop)?

The taste? Not bad. Very drinkable. But probably not worth the bother, since there are lots of other drinks that are better and easier to make. But, it was worth trying, and now we can say we've had rhubarb cocktails! :)

Okay, I'm done. That's all the Newport trip photos I have to show you. At least I finished what I started, even if it did take me over a month. ;)


Geneviève Thiffault said...

Well, the scenery were really beautiful in your previous posts, but the food in Newport seems like an even better reason to visit that city. So many yummy things! So many great cooks! And so many days off from cooking! ;) Thumbs up to both Leon and Alex. :)

I'm getting a second rhubarb plant this week, which means that I'll probably have plenty of it by the end of the summer. So, even if it's a lot of trouble, your rhubarb cocktail is very interesting. :)

annie dee said...

There is nothing as wonderful as visiting family and watching the whole crew get into preparations for a meal. Ok and the rhubarb cocktails were nice too, I'll bet.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is "Wow"! Looks like it was fun.

Grandma G said...

Thanks, everyone! It was definitely a fun and yummy time (and the reprieve from cooking couldn't be beat!).

Good luck with your rhubarb, Gen. You probably shouldn't use from it the first year, though. If you want the recipe for the cocktail, let me know.

Megumi said...

I'd like to visit them!

Grandma G said...

They would love to have you, I'm sure, Megumi! :)