Invite Me! I’m a fun guest…

by agirlandhermutt on March 16, 2011

I’m a pretty good houseguest. Just ask any friend that I stay with. I take short showers. I keep my stuff to a little area where my bag is. I don’t require any special foods or beverages and bring my own snacks. I love pets and most babies.

I’m also a great person to invite over for a meal. I’m easily amused. I love almost all types of foods. I am easily impressed by all cooking attempts. When my friend, Christie, sends out a brunch invite I jump to say “YES, Please!”

On Sunday I showed up ready to drink some booze and eat some food. I knew it was going to be good when I showed up to a lovely table setting and a mimosa.


Christie is a genius in the kitchen. She makes everything seem so easy!


First Course: Cauliflower & Leek Frittata

Chat it up in between courses!


Drink it up!


Second Course: Mushroom risotto (some had duck confit too!)

Third Course: Macadamia Nut Crusted Sea Bass with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and a green salad.


Dessert Course: Lemon Ricotta Stuffed Strawberries and a Crepe that had the most delicious inside ever. (Obviously I can’t remember what it was except that it was GOOOOOOOD.)


I rolled myself home after this meal and proceeded to nap the rest of the day away. If that doesn’t scream lovely Sunday brunch I don’t know what does?!

BUT WAIT! The fun doesn’t end there…on Monday I busted out my best kicks and boogied over to Cuchi Cuchi for a Martini Monday with the girls!

Cuchi Cuchi is eclectic with a vintage vibe filled with feathers, fishnets and all kinds of fun jewels.


There were drinks…


Lots of small plates of yummy food including marinated mushrooms, fried artichokes, mexican tomato, stuff avocado and thai coconut soup.

I tried to creepily and sneekily take a photo of our servers absolutely fantastic outfit, but my stealth photo skills were just not up to par that night.

Two meals. Two fantastic meals. Great friends. I’m a lucky girl, huh?!

What is your fave restaurant to take a guest when they come to town?

Cuchi Cuchi is a great pick for me. I also love taking people to the North End for some great Italian food at Mother Anna’s. Mmmm….

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrea @ Vegvacious March 17, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Looks like fun times!! You are lucky to be surrounded by good friends & good food.


agirlandhermutt March 22, 2011 at 11:58 am

You are so right!


Dorry March 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Oh, that’s a tough question! There are a lot of great restaurants in Dallas. I guess it would depend on the guest. If you come to Dallas, I’ll take you to some of my favorites! Come on down! Bring the Scientist. 🙂


agirlandhermutt March 22, 2011 at 11:59 am

Get that new guest bedroom ready! 😉


Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 17, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Woah this whole post is full of incredible looking eats! I can’t get over that brunch and how fancy with all the courses. Sounds amazing!


agirlandhermutt March 22, 2011 at 11:59 am

It really was. She is great in the kitchen and makes it look so easy!


Tiffany @ Simply Shaka March 17, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Ahhh I love the name Cuchi Cuchi–how cute! Everything looks fabulous and I love the little Flamingo stickers! And that servers outfit is bomb. When can I go over to Christie’s??

I love taking people to Mac’s Bbq when theyre in town, I love that place and it’s the best bbq in Charlotte.


agirlandhermutt March 22, 2011 at 11:59 am

Its always good to know where the “best” of anything is!


Noelle Reese March 18, 2011 at 9:54 am

Come to Denver Erin! You would LOVE my ‘baby’ LOL I’d take you to The Blue Bonnet. They always win the best food, chips and salsa and margarita awards! It has been my favorite restaurant for over 20 years! All of my Peeps know I can accomplish the impossible if the sentence ends with and then I’ll take you to The Bonnet when we are done LMAO!


agirlandhermutt March 22, 2011 at 11:59 am

You had me at margarita!


Stephanie March 20, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Wow…that mushroom risotto looks AMAZING. I can almost smell it through the screen!


agirlandhermutt March 24, 2011 at 3:03 pm

It was FANTASTIC! And wouldn’t it be good to have smell-o-vision? Smell a menu before you go out!


Michelle P. March 22, 2011 at 11:40 am

I love it when you stealthily sneak pics of T into your posts 🙂


agirlandhermutt March 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I do what I can. Cute kid!


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