We arrived in Charlottesville just in time for another Thanksgiving [lunch]!!!
And I got to have one of my favorite Thanksgiving casseroles: Karen’s Pineapple Sweet Potato:
Kanz’s Rosemary Garlic Cheddar rolls and homemade imperial pumpkin ale were awesome too!
Dessert was my mom’s pumpkin chiffon pie and Karen’s apple bars. Mmmmmmmmm.
After lunch, we braved the [southern] cold for a hike to Jefferson’s homeland on Monticello trail.
Rejuvenated by the fresh mountain air, we prepared for yet another Thanksgiving beer tasting with a mix of homebrews and commercial pumpkin brews.
As you can see, the family took it very seriously, making notes about each tasting and providing a rank and an overall beer rating.
Then we got ready for dinner!!
I was so excited to see the Bourbon Barrel Stout that I loved on my last visit to Charlottesville on draft at the Local.
Matt and I split shrimp risotto to start. The flavor was perfect and the shrimp tasted like they had jumped straight out of the bay and into the dish.
For the main event, Kath and I split a rockfish with crab and sweet potatoes. Unfortunately, our dinner arrived without the special Old Bay cream sauce. We knew something was missing when we noticed how dry the fish was, so we requested some kind of sauce, and recieved a side of tomato sauce (which was just ok). It wasn’t until we looked back at the menu (at the end of the meal) that we realized that there was supposed Old Bay sauce. Oh well:(
After a debate over whether or not to get frozen yogurt, we decided just to retired to Kath’s for Canadian ice wine and a dessert platter!!!!
I tried one of each kind and then digested with House Hunters. Twas a perfect night:)
We just finished a KERF Inn signature breakfast of grilled banana open-faced sandwiches with a full toppings bar…
…and now we’re headed out for a little exercise on this cold but sunny day. We’re returning to Matt’s house this afternoon for one more night of vacation.