It was a great day! Not only did we have awesome weather, but our day out was just beautiful. If you have the pleasure of living in MN and have visited the little tourist town of Stillwater then you will know what a beautiful little place it is with its antique shops, the spice shops, the Oilrie which is known for its balsamic vinegars and its yummy olive oils. It also has a lift bridge which I actually got to see as it was lifting today so that the larger boats can pass under it.
My lady friends and I do this Stillwater trip every year, starting with breakfast in the morning and shopping and window watching and people watching all day ending it with dinner. This year we decided to do a Foodie on Foot Tour. It was perfect. Great way to eat something that is not on the usual menu at the restaurants we visited.
Our tour started out at the Green Room sampling a flat bread with pork belly, rubbed with African spices and a Jerk coffee rub with a Ginger and a plum sauce…the best all day hands down!
Next we went to Smalley’s where we got to sample Curry Goat with tortillas, although their menu said it was grilled flat bread…it was actually tortilla we got. And of course we got this 4 liquor drink with fruit juice. And my curry goat tasted better with a shot of something.
We then got to visit Candy Land! What a treat if you love caramel popcorn! You walk into their store and you start drooling because it smells so good in there.
We ended our tour at The Reve with champagne and desert. Then the secen ladies in my group started our antique shopping and olive oil tasting…We had dinner at a newly opened restaurant called Mallards on the St Croix. The food was not all that good. I don’t really want to put down the restaurant and the manager was kind enough to cover the cost of our food after hearing that it was not all that good. After all of that I will have to visit the restaurant again at maybe a less busy time just to give it a fair shot.
Pictures of course…