Posts Tagged ‘Gjelina restaurant’

A Farewell to Anjali


One of our beloved chefs is leaving the kitchen to go back to grad school full time to become a registered dietician. We had a little goodbye dinner at Gjelina to celebrate Anjali’s next adventure.

Brunette power in our kitchen.


Anjali’s dessert menu had some edits from a previous diner, we happen to agree that the strawberry & rhubarb crisp was not warm enough nor was the chocolate crust on the banana cream pie chocolaty enough. Have you ever gone to dinner with chefs? It’s like being in art school and having your work critiqued. Or maybe it’s like shoving a fork in your eye, it’s just what we do.

Another thing chefs do at an inspiring dinner, take pictures of what they ate and share it on social media.

Some highlights of our amazing meal: this Croatian wine (we mob with a wine expert)


Young Garbanzo beans with goat cheese


Caponata crostini with burrata (sadly not pictured are the orange glazed carrots and squash blossom pizza winners.)

And the desserts!! The banana-chocolate bread pudding and butterscotch pot de creme were outstanding.


We sure will miss Anjali but you can keep up with her on The Kitchn and on her own blog Eat Your Greens.






The Weekend Dish


By Sarah Lagrotteria

Friends, what do you have planned for this beautiful weekend?

Lydia and Drew are hitting the courts for her grandmother’s annual family tennis tournament.  Angus and I will be toasting our friends’ upcoming wedding  with dinner in the garden at Gjelina.

Here are some great posts-new and old–for your reading pleasure…

The Sartorialist misses Gourmet as well

A collection of pretty décor ideas for fête-ing al fresco

We’ve celebrated French-themed and vintage-themed bridal showers.  This lingerie theme, courtesy of Mochatini, makes gorgeous inspiration for the next!

Springy speckles plates from Anthropologie — blooming freshness for your table

The top 5 OrGLAMic kitchen items, courtesy of Sandra

Sunday Styles is featuring one of our favorite companies– Deck Towel–this weekend!


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