Friday, June 18, 2010

Devotay Iowa City

Allison, it was so great to see you a couple of weeks ago when we met up to see our friends graduate from college. However, I'm still trying to decide what the best part of the weekend was--seeing all the people I've been missing all year, basking in being in Iowa again, or our dinner at Devotay. It's kind of a toss-up, but I'm certain of one thing: for taking me there to eat, I owe you eternal allegiance.

Devotay is a tapas restaurant that focuses on local foods--its menu changes with the seasons, according to what produce is available--here's what we tried the day we went:

a delicious white sangria with citrus and melon flavors

artichoke salad with capers, mushrooms, bleu cheese & sprouts

local cheese plate with smoked almonds, olives, and a drizzle of balsamic

baked northern prairie chevre with marinara & grilled sourdough

spicy & delicious patatas bravas

stuffed acorn squash with sundried tomatoes, quinoa, chives & tahini spinach salad

Everything was so good! I kind of wish I lived in Iowa City so I could eat here constantly.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Today in Food

strawberries & blueberries with greek yogurt, apple juice, green tea
(yes that is my Grizzly Bear cup! And my chipped All Things Considered mug)

Completely delicious veggie burrito at Elote

Jessa's "lunch" was chips & guacamole, sopapillas, and a margarita

my dessert - extremely good dark chocolate flan, with a chocolate-covered jalapeño
(I mostly ate the chocolate off the outside of the jalapeño without eating the jalapeño itself)

dinner - spaghetti with mascarpone, lemon, spinach & walnuts (from this recipe, with some adjustments), bruschetta & watermelon