|Key Lime Pie - The Kitchen, Milton, Delaware|
This afternoon I took my neighbor Barbara out to lunch for her birthday. We went to a new restaurant nearby in Paynters' Mill. The restaurant is called "The Kitchen". Oh yes, we have such original names for restaurants down here in Slower Lower (aka Sussex County, Delaware).
Well, I'm here to tell you that lunch was a success! Barb had the prime rib cheese steak sandwich. It was superb. I had a vegetable wrap with chicken. Again, superb! Bu the topper was the dessert.
We both decided to go for dessert when our waitress told us that Key Lime Pie was on the menu. Barb and I both LOVE Key Lime Pie. In fact, Barb's favorite pie is Lemon Meringue Pie. I make a terrific Lemon Meringue Pie. I don't make my Lemon Meringue Pie that often because it is a lot of effort and one must eat it within one day or else the pie starts to break down and it becomes watery.
Usually when I order a Lemon Meringue Pie at a restaurant I get an inedible, sticky, gooey, sweet mess of concoction that I can't eat. And Key Lime Pie? Few restaurants in this area even offer this subtle, delectable pleasure. But when we heard Key Lime was on the menu today, we decided to chance it because our lunch was so good. We were not disappointed. WOW!
First of all the presentation was perfect! We both "oohed and aahhed" when our waitress placed our chilled (yes Virginia, our dessert plates were chilled as was the pie) plates down before us. We lifted our forks in unison and stabbed the yellowish main body of the pie. We airlifted our first bite to our lips and experienced a gastronomic delight. The pie was delicious!
A delicate graham cracker crust, fresh strawberries, a dab of real whipped cram and some other kind of sauce that we couldn't identify, topped with a sprig of mint. A perfect ending to a perfect lunch with a good friend.
|Me and the Birthday Girl at The Kitchen|