Wound Up

Durham Restaurants

Yall know I love nights out during the week. Tonight was no exception. I went to the wine bar for a small wedding shower for one of my Fuqua friends. We all brought an ornament to share- a very cute idea!


I had a wonderful glass of red wine. I actually don’t even know what it was because I asked the bartender for a recommendation and he poured a glass.


The wine bar is called Six Plates because they have six rotating small plates. Tonight, I choose the serrano wrapped shrimp and risotto cake, which was described with the following ingredients: sweet potato/ancho/cotswald risotto cake, poblano pepper, vanilla lime sour cream, pea shoots.


Oh my goodness, it was delicious. I devoured it, trying to remember the last time I had awesome food. I’m sure it was recently (duh), but this just tasted so good on a Tuesday night.

I’m super tired for some reason – perhaps due to the red wine or the fact that my brain is overwhelmed with my to-do list before the holidays. It’s a big push before the end, both at home and at work.

Are you winding up or winding down?


  • Jen
    December 13, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I love a good glass of red wine mid week 🙂 I am winding up for my last exam on Friday, and so cannot wait to wind down after that!

  • Katie Norwood
    December 14, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Hey Laura! It was so nice to meet you tonight!! When I saw you taking pictures of the food, I knew you must have a blog! Your blog is adorable!!! Love it! You might like my blog too – food is a big topic on my blog! Hope I get to see you again soon. My blog is http://www.katienorwood.blogspot.com.

    • Laura
      December 14, 2011 at 8:57 am

      Nice to meet you too. I had no idea you had a blog, but it’s awesome (love the design!). Hope to hang out again in the coming months:)

  • Shelley@ Salmon and Sandwiches
    December 14, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Your dinner looks (and sounds) delish! I have a hard push the next two days and then I am going into wind-down mode, and I need it! Good luck with your holiday prep!