Eagle Rock: Happy 10 Year Anniversary, Auntie Em!
Auntie Em’s Kitchen in Eagle Rock celebrates 10 years this year. To celebrate, they are launching a new dinner series once a month that starts Wednesday, August 29th. The five-course dinner will feature locally-sourced ingredients such as Weiser Family Farms potatoes and Tutti Fruitti heirloom tomatoes. There will be two seatings; 6 PM and and 8:30 PM. Children are welcome to the first seating with a special kids menu. Dinner for adults is $45 per person and $10 per child.
Dinners are scheduled for September 26, October 24 and November 14 for the rest of the year.
I checked out the sandwiches for lunch. I got a sampler of four sandwiches including the tuna salad, Morbay cheese and a couple of specials- an heirloom tomato caprese and an open-faced fig, bleu cheese and bacon number that I’ll have to try to recreate one day for a picnic with a lover. It’s one of those decadent sandwiches you’d want to feed to someone while dreamily reciting poetry sitting under a huge tree with no one else around. Except the ducks swimming in the pond, of course.
I grew up during a time when sunflower seeds and sprouts were popular and so I happen to love any sandwich with sprouts. My favorite was the Morbay cheese which I’m glad you can get any tie. Made with Carr Valley’s artisinal goat and sheep cheese, walnuts, caramelized balsamic vinaigrette, cucumbers, sprouts and baby greens, this was a seriously crunchy sandwich. And I love crunchy things.
In September, Auntie Em’s is featuring 10 items for under $10 and the Morbay cheese is one of them.
Before I ever went to Auntie Em’s, I was familiar with their sweets. I had a coworker who would regularly bring in cupcakes and I always enjoyed them. We got a sampler again and immediately I attacked the lemon bar. It’s probably one of my favorite sweets. I had really enjoyed the fig sandwich (obvs) so it was no surprise I also really liked the fig pastry. This would be great with a cup of coffee in the afternoon.
Eventually we tore through the big chocolate chip cookie. It looked like it’d destroy our waistlines within minutes but it was so thin, it was like eating air. So no calories, right? Right.
I’ll have to try to get back to Auntie Em’s before National Peach Month is over. For breakfast there’s peach French toast, a peach and burrata salad for lunch and many offerings for dessert. Peach whoopie pies sound good.
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