In May (wow, that seems like forever ago!), K and I were excited about a midweek date that would see us drop by Felicia Suzanne for our customary meal before going to see the Memphis Symphony Orchestra at the Cannon Center. Why Felicia every time we go to the symphony? Because she is cool, we love her food, and it is an easy trolley ride down to the Cannon for the performance. Fortunately for our taste buds, we made it through dinner just fine…
I’m from the South, and I have parents and grandparents that are also from the house. Needless to say I have grown up with deviled eggs, and I love them. I have also grown up in a family in which smoked salmon makes a regular appearance at the table at any party we have. But wait, someone decided to mix the two together??
What you see above is the devilled egg taken to a new height. Take your traditional egg, add smoked salmon and replace the paprika garnish with caviar, and you have Felicia Willett’s take on this Southern staple. You also have something damn good.
Next up, we went with the Goat Cheese and Sweet Onion tart, because sweet onions are all the rage within a select group of people these days. Just because those people consist of me and K, doesn’t make it any less valid. The cornmeal crust was a hit, and the pecan pesto combined the whole thing together. The sweetness of the onions and the bite of the cheese was awesome. Awesome.
K ordered the leaning tower of crab, aka the crab salad. Look at this lovely thing. Crab, greens, beets, a savory shortbread, pecans, and ginger. This received seriously high praise. Yum!
“What? You had me at ‘chorizo encrusted.’” It could have been anything (grouper, old shoe, watermelon, anything), and I would have gone for it, such is my love for chorizo. Fortunately, they wrapped this chorizo crust around some delicious scallops, and that was the best choice. Loved it.
So, how does an evening that starts with an excellent date, a great dinner, and a nice trolley ride turn bittersweet. Look no further than my vocabulary skills.
Discordance -The state or an instance of disagreement; discord.
Discordance (hopefully correctly used in a sentence). Thomas and K thought the symphony was on Thursday night. However, they were in discordance with reality, as it was really on Friday.
There you have it. We made it all the way to the Cannon Center to find out that we were there a day early! So, really, it was no big deal, as even the idea of the symphony made the rest of the date possible! I’ll be back for the symphony next time, and I’ll be at Felicia Suzanne before. See you there!
You want to go to there:
80 Monroe Avenue # L1 Memphis, TN 38103