|via Kitchen Table Bistro|
My parents were in town this past weekend for our daughter's clarinet and piano recitals. As discussed last week, our favorite post-recital restaurant has closed up shop so we're in search of a new spot. We have been to The Kitchen Table Bistro in Richmond before. My wife and I have gone for our wedding anniversary several times and years ago, her employer had a Christmas party there. This was, however, our first time bringing my parents.
Service was a bit slow, though otherwise professional and friendly. The food is always good. Unfortunately, I wasn't in the best shape to enjoy it as I had gorged on snacks at the piano recital. Even so, I enjoyed what I had.
My wife and I started with oysters on the half shell. I love oysters - there's something borderline naughty about them, they're so sexy. For the entree, she and I split the mustard crusted day roasted pork shoulder, actually surprisingly delicate for pork. It fell apart easily with just a fork, knife barely required. So full, I wasn't even up for much dessert, though I snuck a couple bites of wife and daughter's lemon poundcake with strawberries and rhubarb ice cream. Our daughter, a rhubarb fan, was particularly excited for the ice cream, though my mother was disappointed by it.
Overall, my parents seemed impressed. I think we may have found a reasonable replacement for Sonoma Station.
Oh, and the recitals went very well.