This past Friday night I went out for dinner with my sister, Joanna. She treated me to dinner for my birthday and we had a great time. I knew about our dinner for a few weeks and we could have gone to any restaurant that I chose but I didn't even think about it until we were getting into the car that night. The decision wasn't difficult as I like almost anything. So I decided that I haven't had the opportunity to try any of the restaurants at our new shopping center, Bayshore Town Center. We had dinner at The Cheesecake Factory and I have to admit, the food was really good. The menu was huge and it took me a while to decide what I really had to have that night. I am trying to enjoy a lot of the foods that I know that I will miss while I am in Greece. Don't get me wrong, I have know problem with Greek Cuisine, I actually love it, but there are a lot of things that I haven't found there. So, I decide to order Fettuccine with Chicken and Sun -Dried Tomatoes. It was fabulous! The portion was huge so I had lunch for the next day. And you know we couldn't have gone to The Cheesecake Factory without ordering cheesecake! We shared a piece of the Dutch Apple Carmel Streusel cheesecake. Needless to say we were stuffed when we walked out of there.
Although I will miss the plethora of chain restaurants that we have here in America, I am truly looking forward to eating out in Greece. There is nothing greater than having fresh fish at a taverna that is seaside. Or how about coffee at a small cafenio on top of a mountain? For those of you not familiar with Greek cafenios click on this link, it is a perfect example of what I am looking forward to.