Feb 202011
In the months of January and February we have quite a few birthdays between friends and family.  This year we all decided to head down to St Augustine to celebrate yesterday. 

Of course, I suggested our new favorite little place to stay called the Edgewater Inn. (The view from here is where the photo for the home page of my blog comes from.)

We got there around 2:30 and spent the afternoon sipping cocktails on the deck.

Justine and her hubby Kerry

Here is a view looking at the Edgewater.  It’s just to the left of the Bridge of Lions.

 Dinner was at the Floridian which features seasonal, fresh and local foods.

My appetizer was this Lentil Sausage soup and the following strawberry beet salad with fresh goat cheese.

Fried Green Tomatoes Bruschetta
cornmeal dusted tomatoes, greens, chili-cumin aioli, and Goat’s Feta Cheese on artisan bread.

Fried Grit Cakes
cheesy pan fried polenta cakes topped with a zesty Apple-Tomatillo Salsa
This was my entree; Sunday Supper
Choice of pan roasted free-range Chicken or Pecan-encrusted Tofu over Moroccan spiced root vegetables and quinoa with toasted garbanzo beans, creme fraiche and candied lemon peel w/ tofu $13

Chris chose the meat loaf sandwich with spicy collard greens.

We all walked back to the inn to get ready to go out.  These are some of our gorgeous room views,

I think this is my favorite photo.
Here is all the girls at Scarlett O’hara’s.  A fun local bar with live music.
Me, Justine, Katie and Chantal

 Happy birthday Christopher!

Here we are obviously all sober.

The next morning Justine and I walked back over the bridge to get some coffe.
St George Street was deserted this early in the day.

The Bridge of Lions

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 Posted by at 10:22 pm

  10 Responses to “Birthday Trip to St Augustine and the Floridian”

  1. Ok I am convinced, next trip up to St. Augustine we're checking out the Edgewater! And the Floridian! We usually end up one night at The Gypsy Cab Co. for dinner but change is good! Love the pics and the food looks incredible!

  2. Ah looks like a great weekend. How fun. Love all of the photos! Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. I love these pictures! It looks so warm and wonderful there. Amazing views! All of that food looks fabulous, I can only imagine that it was an awesome weekend :-)

  4. Looks like the most amazing vacation! Food and view!

  5. Dawn, looks like you had a blast, and beautiful pictures! I think you're leaving to go camping now? :) Have fun and eat a lot of smores!

  6. Yup! Taking my daughter camping next weekend! What a life right?

  7. What a fun weekend! I can never seem to convince my friends that we should all go away together. I'm officially jealous. Of your weekend and the food, too, of course. I'm totally craving that cheesy polenta with apple salsa!

  8. How fun! I can't believe you're all wearing short sleeved shorts. SO jealous.

    That pecan-encrusted tofu looks. So. Good.

  9. It was SO fun. Luckily since St Augustine is only about 25 minutes from us and maybe 35 to 40 from everyone else it wasn't too much planning to get everyone down there. I was SO happy to be wearing short sleeves. And the cheesy polenta and the pecan crusted tofu were BOTH amazing.

  10. I'm amazed at your photography. So beautiful!

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