I had the best weekend! Just the right mix of fun and relaxation, this long weekend was exactly what I needed.
We had two great meals in Baltimore. Friday night Adam and I wanted something easy so we walked into Federal Hill for dinner at Zaatar (the new name of Ali Baba). It’s BYOB so we brought a bottle of white to share and we each ordered the chicken kabobs. The chicken was juicy and flavorful and comes with amazing hummus, perfectly spiced salad, grilled tomatoes and onions, and the pita equivalent of crack. The crack pita or as the call it “Ali Baba Bread” is almost like a Mediterranean quesadilla with what I think might be red pepper, onion and cheese grilled between two super thin pitas. So. so. so. good.
Monday we met up with some family that was in town for brunch at Donna’s in Cross Keys. I wasn’t feeling breakfast food and opted for a lamb burger with sweet potato fries which were delicious. Adam’s omelette was definitely the winner though with creamy goat cheese and big chunks of portobello mushrooms.
We also went to two beautiful weddings! Saturday we drove up to New Jersey for the wedding of one of Adam’s high school friends. The bride and groom were so adorably happy all night and their venue was awesome! My love for passed apps ensures that the cocktail hour is my favorite part of most weddings, but this is especially true at New Jersey/New York weddings that always have the most ridiculous cocktail hour spreads. This one included a pasta bar, a carving station, mussels and gyros! We danced up a storm and before we knew it the night was ending, but not before s’mores at the fire pit and pizza at the after party. Suffice it to say, we were very well fed.
Sunday night was round two at the Douglass-Myers Maritime Park for the wedding of one of my business school friends. The setting of their ceremony was absolutely picture perfect, on a pier on the Eastern side of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The bride, who works in fashion, knocked it out of the park with her gorgeous dress and both families were clearly so excited about the nuptials. Cocktail hour was another smashing success with amazing crab cakes and the rest of the night passed in a flash of dinner and dancing.
Monday I had the strength for brunch and some errands before crashing with the most amazing nap in the afternoon. As we all know, the best part about a long weekend is the subsequent short week at work and this week if even better as I only have two days in the office before heading to the beach on Thursday. YAY! Hope everyone has a great week!
What was the highlight of your long weekend?