One of my favourite daytime restaurants here in West Palm is the ‘Grand Lux Café’, so for my birthday lunch, it was the obvious place to go.
I love everything about it; the decor,
and the bright colours.
We had a delightful booth next to a window, and the friendly service and casual ambience went down very well with my glass of ‘Blue Moon’.
Then came the food.
For starters, we had creamy mashed potato rolls in crispy Asian wrappers, topped with melted cheddar, applewood smoked bacon and green onion, served with sour cream. The lightly breaded and fried eggplant fritters, stuffed with mozzarella, fontina and parmesan cheese, and served over marinara sauce, were amazing.
For my main course, I chose the’ Salmon 3 Ways’ with sautéed spinach, which was so delicious. One piece was soy glazed with shiitake mushrooms, the second was horseradish crusted with asparagus, and the third was almond ginger with green beans and beurre blanc.
Hubby was predictable in his choice of deep fried battered fish and chips, which he thoroughly enjoyed.
For dessert, I asked if they had a birthday cupcake. Our waiter said that they didn’t, but he would bring me a complimentary edible birthday card with my warm butter cake. We shared this, as we were both quite full already. (We did take home with us, two of the parmesan fritters, the coleslaw and a piece of salmon, which together with potato salad, was enough for our dinner last night.)
Tonight we’re going out with our next door neighbours to a Peruvian restaurant, which should be quite interesting; both the food and the company. I did go to the gym this morning to make up for all this eating.
Hope you’re all having a great weekend.