Weekend Review {1st anniversary edition}

We sure know how to celebrate.  If you follow me on Instagram, you know that celebration weekend started Friday evening and continued through Sunday afternoon.  Here’s a peak into our weekend and celebrating one whole year of marriage.

We started off the weekend with cocktail hour at Mia Francesca.  

For dinner, SUSHI!  We love sushi but it’s usually a lunchtime thing for us.  We enjoyed an assortment of rolls.  The roll at the front was the Tokyo roll.  

Spicy tuna, cucumber, jalapeño inside. Bigeye tuna, Tasmanian salmon, white tuna, Hawaiian albacore, avocado, orange spicy mayo, capers on top.

While I adored the roll overall, I wasn’t a fan of the capers.  I usually love capers but I found it to be an odd combination with sushi.

The back plate included a recommendation from the waiter, the Wolfpack roll.

Shrimp tempura, yellowtail, avocado inside. Topped with seared scallops and red tobiko. Finished with eel sauce and spicy mayo.

This by-far was our favorite roll.  The flavors and texture were unbelievable.

On Saturday morning, we took our time getting ready while I enjoyed a margarita.  Just kidding.  I actually got in my green smoothie for the day and then we headed out to explore North Hills.

Once we were done exploring, we checked out of the hotel and headed to Cantina 18 where I did, in fact, have a margarita.  A pineapple-jalapeno margarita.

For lunch we actually tried something new: short rib nachos.

corn | peppers | beans | goat cheese

So delicious.  And totally hit the spot.

After filling our bellies, it was time to head to the Fearrington Village.  

There were goats.

And Belties!  

As part of the Gourmand Experience, we were able to enjoy afternoon tea after exploring the grounds of the Fearrington.

I honestly can’t believe how much we did on Saturday.  Following tea time, we walked around the gorgeous property some more (can we talk about how amazing the weather was all weekend) and soaked up some together time in the sunshine.  At the beer garden, there was a band that began playing as we headed to our room to get ready for the best part of the weekend:  dinner!

I promise I full review on the whole entire dinner (7 courses, no big deal) later in the week.

I’ve known that this was our anniversary spot since January and it did not disappoint.

I never thought the food and wine was going to end.  But you didn’t hear me complaining.

But don’t think the food ended on Saturday night.

On Saturday morning we were treated to breakfast back at the Fearrington House.

Fresh strawberry and banana smoothie, hot coffee, a homemade buttermilk biscuit with the sweetest butter I’ve ever tasted and eggs benedict.

We walked around the village some more and then we were able to meet the Chef.

After posting pictures on Instagram and tagging Chef Bedford, he responded that he would like to meet us.  It was such a treat to meet him and to chat a little about his experience as a Master Chef.

Not only is the food that comes out of his kitchen amazing but he was down-to-earth and easy to talk to.

The icing on the cake (literally) on Sunday was our Corks and Cakes experience at the Wine Feed.

I promise to do a full review of our favorite cupcakes and wines later in the week.

Following our wine and cupcake tasting, there was no way I could fit another sip or bite into my body.

(That’s a lie.  We totally had a bite of the top of our cake from the wedding.  And it was delicious.)

I am seriously one of the luckiest gals in the world.

Cheers to the next 50 years ahead of us.

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