Tomorrow I will get back to the final post of the Chicago tea trip (Julius Meinl), but tonight I will write about tea, chocolate and dinner. My Mom is in town and we've had a very nice day.
We started the day with tea (English Breakfast) and toast (cherry-walnut) to fuel us for the day of Christmas shopping.
We hit the Outlet mall and had a great time. We stopped in the Harry and David store and shared an awesome Moose Tracks candy bar - I highly recommend this!
We finished out the day with dinner (the DH joined us) at La Petit Cafe, a "French Provencal" restaurant. Yummy! I had gnocci with a yummy and intense cream sauce. This was homemade semolina gnocci, not the potato, tortellini-shaped, vacuum-sealed type I've had before.
A good day and I'm always grateful when my Mom can visit!