If it was up to me, Friendsgiving would be held monthly. Especially if Erica from Eating with Erica is hosting!
When Erica first mentioned to me that she was going to have a Friendsgiving, I was A. Super excited and B. Told her I was going to make something that had pumpkin in it. She gave me a funny look and said, “Girl, there is no cooking, it will be at a restaurant”. Worked for me! I’m not much of a cook anyways.
So, I am now spoiled and sorry friends but Friendsgiving should be held at a restaurant. Erica’s was at Einstein’s in Midtown, Atlanta; it was absolutely delicious. I’m already calling for this to be a tradition.
Erica pulled out all the stops, including a three course meal with drink pairings featuring Goza Tequila and too good to be true swag bags. Let me just tell you about these swag bags! A gift card to Spa Sydell, cutlery and a knife sharpener from Cooks Warehouse, the cutest Nicole Miller cup and saucer, Peters Brew coffee bags, an Egyptian cotton scented candle, and the list goes on…Happy day!
Coming from a girl who can make a meal off appetizers, I have become pretty picky. Einstein’s nailed it! We had tempura green beans with sriracha aioli, seared scallops with butternut spaghetti squash, crispy prosciutto, and red wine reduction, and a mushroom & brie flatbread with roasted garlic, house-pickled peppers, and arugula. I really don’t think I can pick a favorite. For my entree, I had chipotle salmon with adobo mashed potatoes, roasted corn salsa, and crispy avocado. OMG, heaven! I typically don’t like spicy food, but this dish had just the right amount of kick. This will be a dish I crave, it will be a good excuse to take my husband to Einstein’s. As for dessert, all you need to know is griddled peach pound cake with vanilla ice cream, candied pecans, and bourbon caramel. Holy yum!
To my new and fabulous friend, thank you so much for including me and throwing a friendsgiving that will never be forgotten! You throw one heck of a party!! And thank you Einstein’s for feeding us your delicious food!
Location: Buckhead, Atlanta
Photographer: Sheleen Jetwani